#PhillyDistrict30: Growing Philadelphia’s Future
There is a renaissance happening in Philadelphia and the district around 30th Street Station is at the forefront, which is why the Philadelphia District Plan is so important. The completion of the plan, a collaborative two-year joint planning effort by Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA will pave the way for growth and development in the area surrounding 30th Street Station for the next 35 years.
Although the plan outlines project concepts that will span the next 35 years, there are actions being taken today to improve the immediate station area and catalyze future development throughout the District. Here is what you can expect:
The Station: New Concourses and Improved Connections
- The coming months will see action on one of the most common areas of community feedback as SEPTA starts preliminary work to support consideration of a preferred option for restoring the underground connection between 30th Street Station and the Market-Frankford Line across the street.
Station Plaza: The City’s Next Great Civic Space
- With an eye toward improving station conditions in the near term, Amtrak is working to advance the Station Plaza concept outlined in the District Plan. Station Plaza involves the development of new public spaces on all four sides of 30th Street Station, creating a more welcoming and seamless experience for all station visitors.
Arch Street Transportation Center: New Connections and Station-Anchored Development
- The area north of 30th Street Station is a premier location for transit oriented commercial development. Later this year, Amtrak intends to solicit potential partners to develop certain property adjacent to the station, as well analyze and suggest station improvements including retail offerings.
#PhillyDistrict30 is growing Philly’s future. We have to make this happen! Learn morefrom the project website.