DRWC to announce new funding and parks, trail, connector projects on the Delaware River waterfront

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 1pm

WHERE: Race Street Pier, at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Race Street

WHAT: An announcement of significant new funding for the next phase of open space development on the Delaware River waterfront as part of the full implementation of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. The projects, to be designed and implemented immediately, include new parks, trail extensions, and new connector streets.  The forthcoming projects will increase and improve public access to the riverfront, in keeping with the master plan.  Details of funding and project identity and timeline will be shared with the public and press at the event.

This announcement follows a seed grant of $5 million from William Penn Foundation in 2009 which helped to leverage over $14 million in funding from other sources and allowed for the construction of the Race Street Pier, Penn St. Trail, Washington Avenue Green, waterfront land acquisition and more detailed planning at key sites.

PROGRAM:  Remarks from Mayor Michael A. Nutter; Councilman Mark Squilla; Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; Helen Davis Picher, President, William Penn Foundation; and Joe Schiavo of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group.  DRWC President Thomas Corcoran will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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