DRWC Chooses Hargreaves To Design Plan for Penn's Landing

PlanPhilly announced today the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation hired Hargreaves Associates to create a redevelopment plan for Penn's Landing.  Hargreaves has an extensive resume which includes the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and Louisville's Waterfront Park.  The firm will cover issues of engineering, feasibility and design, all paid for under a $425,00 contract, funded with grant money from the William Penn Foundation.

Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger praised the firm as having a proven track-record in creating high-quality public spaces that will attract private development.  He also stated that this was another step in a very deliberate process to make connections from the city to the Delaware River, ultimately leading to the redevelopment of Penn's Landing and a significant return-on-investment for the city.

The study will look at land between Market and South streets and Front St. and the Delaware River.  In addition to the highway cap of I-95 the team will examine development of a six-acre site at Market Street, Redevelopment of the four-acre western and southern edges of the Marina Basin site with mid-rise residential, commercial and other uses, and extending the South Street pedestrian bridge to Penn's Landing.

The firm promised to strongly consider and use the feedback from community groups and citizens as to what they want to do when they are in the park space.

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