North Broad Street-scaping

On Wednesday the Philadelphia Art Commission approved plans to reinvigorate the North Broad Street corridor.  The concept presented by the Avenue of the Arts, Inc. includes 55-foot tall light masts on North Broad Street that will anchor street-scape plantings designed to increase cover, context and a green screen thanks to the planting of 285 trees.  The improvements represent the kickoff for a $50 million installment of more street life on North Broad.  The commissioner felt the light mass were more dramatic and less "telephone pole like" at night vs. day, and unanimously approved the plan.

The Avenue of the Arts, Inc. has worked for almost two decades facilitating the growth of a dynamic corridor with over $1 billion in investment, over 20 residential projects, 8 hotels, 20 performance venues, 50 cultural organizations, over 10,000 parking spaces and more than 40 restaurants with over 2 million patrons.  Monthly meetings with City departments, PennDOT, SEPTA and others continue as AAI obtains the drawings, approvals and notices needed to keep the project moving forward throughout the entire North Broad corridor.

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