Opportunity for public to learn about project and provide input
PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak and its partners in the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan will host an open house this month to introduce the project to the public and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity for interested parties to learn about the project, meet the team, ask questions and contribute to the process.
The open house will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 on the main concourse at 30th Street Station from 4-7 p.m. There will be no formal presentation, but members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the project goals, study area and process.
The public is also invited to learn about the project by visiting the recently-launched website, www.PhillyDistrict30.com. Here visitors can get the latest project information, sign up to receive project updates via e-mail, review news coverage and more.
The Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan is a joint planning effort focused on creating a single integrated vision for the area surrounding 30th Street Station. The goals of the plan 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.
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