Inquirer: DRPA OKs $6 million for President’s House, Franklin Square

Inquirer: DRPA OKs $11 million for six projects

Inquirer staff writer Paul Nussbaum reports this morning that the Delaware River Port Authority board voted on giving $11 million to six projects, two of which are in Philadelphia.  Those two projects are the President’s House memorial near Independence Hall ($3.5 million) and a restaurant in Franklin Square and for the Lights of Liberty show ($2.5 million).  

Projects in Camden were a proposed medical school ($1.5 million), improvements to Admiral Wilson Boulevard ($1.5 million), and demolition and other improvements ($2 million).

Many see these decisions as an inappropriate allocation of bridge toll revenue and will ask New Jersey Goernor Corzine to veto them.  Corzine has ten business days to decide.

Click here for PlanPhilly’s latest report on the controversial President’s House development.

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