Funding issues delay Love Park renovations

    Renovations at Love Park are behind schedule, and it all comes down to funding.

    Because the $30 to $35 million needed to re-do the park and its lower-level parking lot, an architecture and engineering consultant has not yet been chosen. That was supposed to happen in April.


    PlanPhilly reports the initial request for proposal called for $35 million from the Philadelphia Parking Authority, but current plans include a mix of funding from “city capital funds, garage revenue bonds and private foundations.” Few other details have been provided.

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    The PPA was footing the bill because repairs needed on the underground garage leave no choice but to strip away the park’s surface.

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