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Funding Pledge Brings Certainty to Planned Cap Park in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation has committed to help raise the last $10 million of the $225 million budget for a park over the I-95.
June 21, 2017, 11am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Future site of a four-acre cap park.
Governor Tom Wolf

Philadelphia's riverfront could be getting two miles of protected bike lanes and four acres of park land if the last of the funds for the project can be raised, and now the William Penn Foundation has promised their support to help raise the final $10 million. "With the pledge, construction is on track to begin in 2019, with work expected to last three years, officials said at a Friday news conference atop a Penn’s Landing parking structure overlooking the section of highway that would be capped," Jacob Adelman writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"Gov. Wolf said Friday that the park, which will slope toward Penn’s Landing, and the extended South Street pedestrian bridge will reconnect Center City with the Delaware River waterfront, which was cleaved from the city by I-95," Adelman reports. The article includes a rendering of the planned park, designed by Hargreaves and Associates.

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Published on Friday, June 9, 2017 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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