Daniel J. Keating Company might be from Narberth, but it’s no stranger to Philadelphia.
Having already done projects with SEPTA, City Hall and Pennsylvania Convention Center, the company has now been named contractor for the Dilworth Plaza renovations. The Center City District announced the award today, though the project is supposed to begin any day and is at the heart of tension between the city and Occupy Philly.
“Construction, which is expected to take 27 months, will commence shortly and will employ approximately 800 construction workers,” a release from the Center City District reads. “Because the project is receiving federal funding, it is subject to federal equal opportunity employment and minority and disadvantaged business requirements and will adhere to all city, state, and federal requirements for minority, female, and disabled participation.”
Keating submitted one of nine initial proposals and proved the most competitive among the top five contenders.