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Philadelphia's Waterfront Cap Park Enters Final Design Phase

The $225 million Park at Penn's Landing is expected to compete transform the city of Philadelphia's relationship with its waterfront.
October 24, 2019, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Park at Penn's Landing rendering.

Cataline Jaramillo reports on a new, final stage of design development for the Park at Penn's Landing: "It’s really happening, that much-talked-about park and public space that will connect the city to its Delaware River waterfront from Chestnut Street to Walnut Street and over Interstate 95, complete with gardens, play areas, an amphitheater, a cafe, and a skating rink."

"After years of planning, the city of Philadelphia, PennDOT, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. (DRWC) have announced that with funding in place and the preliminary engineering finished, the project is moving to its final design phase," adds Jamarillo.

Jamarillo details the current stage of public outreach and design work underway for the $225 million project. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and the park is expected to open in 2024. Planetizen last checked in with the project in 2017, when park boosters procured a key piece of funding from the William Penn Foundation.

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Published on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in WHYY
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