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Under Construction: Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

  While taking a run on the very popular Kelly Drive we came across a sign from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Coming to the South Street, Schuylkill river area section of the city is a new and extended trail connecting to everyone’s favorite boardwalk/Kelly Drive path. Set to be completed in late 2014, this new...CONTINUE READING

Plans For the Reading Viaduct

Philadelphia is working on a plan to transform the Reading Viaduct, the abandoned elevated train tract, into an elevated park.  The viaduct is 4.7 acres and has been enshrouded by grass and trees.  The area offers beautiful views of the skyline and surrounding neighborhoods.  Check out the youtube video below and like the Reading Viaduct...CONTINUE READING

Plans to Green Philly

According to Philly.com, plans to develop 500 acres of parkland will be released tomorrow by the Nutter administration.  The plans would be to convert empty lots to small areas of green oases, some being as small as a quarter acre. The money to do so will come from federal and private agencies that provide grants...CONTINUE READING

Plans for Delaware River Waterfront

The newest proposals for the vacant areas alongside the Delaware River were presented last week.  The plan consists of a waterfront that would mostly contain mid-rise apartments and rowhouses. They expect this proposed housing to take 30-50 years to fill in the vacant land and they hope for the waterfront to eventually evolve into streets...CONTINUE READING