Philadelphia waterfront park project enters final design phase
Pennsylvania – The $225 million Park at Penn’s Landing project in Philadelphia has entered its final design phase after the park partnership secured funding and completed preliminary engineering.
The partnership, which includes the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. (DRWC), plans to start construction in 2021 with the park opening in 2024.
A 6-mile stretch along the Delaware River is envisioned as a hub for recreational, cultural, and commercial activity and as a catalyst for additional waterfront development. The park will feature an extension of the South Street Pedestrian Bridge, reconstruction and expansion of a bridge over Interstate 95, and a portion of the Delaware River Trail.
A new design was released at a public meeting and open house last week that launched a public survey to gather input on the park’s aesthetics and uses.