Ground Broken For Next Mile Of Schuylkill River Trail


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Andropogon Associates ' rendering of Bartram's Mile, to be ready for joggers sometime in 2017

Andropogon Associates ‘ rendering of Bartram’s Mile, to be ready for joggers sometime in 2017

  • The Passyunk Post notes the generally approving reactions of Passyunk Square residents upon their recent briefing on Midwood Investment and Development’s planned 5-story mixed-use building for what is now a vacant lot with 9th & Washington. Midwood President John Usdan told attendees to this month’s Passyunk Square Civic Association meeting that he hopes the development’s 18,000-square-feet of commercial space will “extend the hours of the market and the shopping day.” Some concerns were raised however as to the choice of 9th Street as the entrance for the parking garage.
  • Philly mag relates a section of University City District’s recently released 2016 State of University City report in which the special services district describes the transformation—by 2017—of the 40th Street Trolley Portal, a project that it predicts will eventually inspire more to use SEPTA’s green line. “When completed, the Portal will be a vibrant and social space, featuring a bosque of trees, lush wildflower mounds, movable tables and chairs, native horticulture, artful lighting, and boulders for creative play. In addition, the Portal will feature a new restaurant with a green roof that will serve as a community asset for neighbors and the thousands of people riding the trolleys.”
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