SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

May 23, 2013 11:53 ET

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation to Hold Public Meeting for Spring Garden Street Connector Project

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) -

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE:
Festival Pier, Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street

WHAT:
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is currently seeking public input for the design of its next connector street project, at Spring Garden Street, intended to improve the connection between Philadelphia's neighborhoods with the Delaware River waterfront. DRWC has contracted with the RBA Group to design streetscape improvements to Spring Garden Street between Columbus Boulevard/N. Delaware Avenue and 2nd Street, including a new lighting and public art installation under the I-95 overpass and Spring Garden transit stop. The public art will be created by Leni Schwendinger Light Projects Ltd.. This project is intended to enhance connections from Northern Liberties, Old City and Callowhill to the riverfront and ultimately connect to the waterfront trail. The DRWC Connector Street program stems from the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, adopted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission in 2012 following intensive civic engagement and stakeholder input.

PROGRAM:
Meeting will open with a presentation from the designers, followed by an interactive session with the design team.

PARKING:
Festival Pier parking lot, Spring Garden at Columbus Boulevard

BACKGROUND:
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a nonprofit created in January 2009 exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC's Master Plan for the Central Delaware can be seen here: http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/planning/masterplan-for-the-central-delaware.   

Learn more about DRWC's current projects and programs at www.delawareriverwaterfront.com.

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