PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan, a two year joint planning effort that kicked off in summer 2014, is focused on creating a single integrated vision for the area surrounding 30th Street Station. Plan goals center on concepts of community, connectivity and identity. The effort is led by Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University and SEPTA with support from a Coordinating Committee that includes a wide range of public and private agencies, area stakeholders and other interested parties.
The partners recently launched a new website—www.PhillyDistrict30.com—that includes background on the planning process, a project timeline, frequently asked questions, maps and other resources related to the 30th Street Station District. Those interested in the ongoing planning process are encouraged to sign up to receive updates and notices of upcoming public meetings.
On January 28, 2015, Amtrak and its partners will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. on the station’s main concourse to introduce the 30th Street Station District Plan to the public and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity to learn about the project, meet the team, ask questions and contribute to the process. There will be no formal presentation, but members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.