The Delaware River Trail that sits just next to the site of the recently proposed Penn’s Landing redevelopment is underway in between the public space and the Interstate 95. The project is a part the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, which will extend and enhance the waterfront. Developed by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the project will feature open space extending for six miles along the Delaware River from Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia to East Allegheny Avenue in Kensington, with the trail divided into four zones. The public space will feature new vegetation and planting, bi-directional bicycle lanes, solar lighting, and improved public access to the trail.
In our previous update on the Penn’s Landing Redevelopment, YIMBY reported that the ground was being torn up, presumably for the project developed by The Durst Organization. Groundwork appeared to be in progress at one of the development sites at the beginning of the year. This took place a year after the demolition of the lower portion of Penn’s Landing SKylink Aerial Tramway, which was the only component of the tram that had been built. The concrete structure stood near the ice skating rink.
Our recent visit to the site noted much progress since the winter, with excavators moving earth for the pedestrian path. On the fences around the site, banners are now hung up promoting the project and the teams of people behind it. Most of the work has taken place between Chestnut Street, Penn’s Landing Road, and Market Street, with the parking lot to the east filled with construction equipment and trailers.
The project’s anticipated completion date is fall 2021.