A Broad Street Line Extension Would Need “A Broad Base Of Support”

 

“Rendering of Mustin Park, Canal Districts” | via Plan Philly

“Rendering of Mustin Park, Canal Districts” | Rendering via Plan Philly

  • The Woodlands says it has met its fundraising goal of $218,000 to restore the façade of the Federal-style stable on the property, thereby guaranteeing “an extraordinary $612,000 challenge grant to restore the [Hamilton] Mansion from the William B. Dietrich Foundation,” says executive director Jessica Baumert. West Philly Local reports that “the re-construction of the Cryptoporticus has resumed,” with contractors taking note of the exact order of bricks within a sagging arch they are restoring.
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  1. For less money than it would cost to tunnel 1.5 miles through a waterlogged former swamp (probably at least $4 billion), we could build a light rail line on the Delaware Av right of way, financed through development rights along the river piers, that connects to the BSL at the southern end of the Sports Complex and then continues on into the Navy Yard. Much better use of the money and more easily financed.

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