$1.1 Million State Grant to Aid Northwest Philly’s Wayfinding Project

The grant will come from the state's Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and other neighborhoods in Northwest Philadelphia are about to see a massive makeover thanks to Mt. Airy USA, a community development group heavily involved, PlanPhilly’s Daniel Pasquarello says, in neighborhood revitalization projects.

In this instance, the group is spearheading the Connecting & Building Philadelphia’s Safest Corridors project, which involves creating a “much-needed regional wayfinding system of signs” and “the installation of 10 shelters along some of the area’s busiest bus routes.”

Pasquarello reports the project, due to receive a $1.1 million grant from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund at the suggestion of state Rep. Cherelle Parker, will encompass the above mentioned neighborhoods, as well as “major thoroughfares, such as Germantown and Wadsworth Avenues.” Various historical landmarks and Regional Rail stations would likely be marked too.

Here’s what Rep. Parker had to say about the project:

“My staff and I are excited about this opportunity to encourage community and economic development throughout Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill,” said Parker. “[It] not only encourages local residents and visitors to support the businesses in our immediate area, but it also opens the door to new business ventures.”

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$1.1 million state grant aims to better connect Northwest Philly [PlanPhilly]