Tonight: Public Meeting on the Future of Penn’s Landing

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Rendering of Penn’s Landing Park © KieranTimberlake/Brooklyn Digital Foundry.

Tonight the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation hosts a public meeting at Festival Pier (601 N. Columbus Blvd.) to reveal preliminary proposals and renderings for an improved Penn’s Landing, which actually couldn’t be unimproved, if you think about it.

To be discussed:


· A cap over I-95 and Columbus Boulevard between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street to allow for the creation of network of park spaces from Front Street to the river’s edge
· Renewed public spaces ringing the Penn’s Landing Marina
· A new bridge crossing Columbus Boulevard at South Street.
· Conceptual site plans for development on Penn’s Landing at the Market Street site (between Columbus Boulevard and the Delaware River and Market Street and Chestnut Street) and around the Marina (between Walnut Street and South Street and Columbus Boulevard and the Delaware River).

The program will include remarks from Mary Margaret Jones, Senior Principal, of Hargreaves Associates, which won the bid to do the redesign work. Hargreaves will take the concepts for Penn’s Landing as presented in the Master Plan and move them forward with preliminary engineering, design, and programming ideas.

Those who want to have a say in these projects, come out tonight as any questions and comments will be incorporated into the final development plan. Attendees are asked to register in advance for the event at http://pennslanding.eventbrite.com.

Parking for the event is available at the Festival Pier parking lot, Spring Garden Street at Columbus Boulevard.

For more info, go to DRWC's website.

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