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More Steps Forward for Philadelphia's New 30th Street District

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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Without even putting a single shovel in the ground, the far-reaching plan that we and our public partners just launched to transform Philadelphia's major transportation hub may well be changing the way business and state and local leaders look at the future of the city's downtown...

The vision that we announced in the spring for what we're calling the 30th Street Station District—to be coordinated with Drexel University's plan for an innovation district known as Schuylkill Yards—calls for an entirely new neighborhood. Springing up around the grand dame of railroad stations will be research, commercial, residential, and retail settings, as well as public spaces offering stunning river vistas.

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