TIGER Funding Spurs Transit Plaza and Park in Philadelphia

Flush with federal grants, a new transit plaza and park is set to pop up in Philadelphia.

"Framed by two sweeping pavilions shaping a gateway to one of Philadelphia's busiest transit hubs, a proposed $55 million Dilworth Plaza redesign seeks to replace an unwelcoming concrete space on the west side of City Hall with expanses of grass and pools forming a civic front yard for the city. In October, supported by the private-sector Center City District, the project received $15 million in funding from the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II grant program."

The proposed plaza has also benefited from the second round of TIGER grants. The eventual implementation of the improvements are coupled with a separate revamp of the City Hall subway station

Full Story: TIGER Funding Set Loose in Philly Park

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