Philadelphia asks for help naming new public space

    The public space surrounding 30th Street Station could soon be used for more than impromptu parking and trash dumping.

    A collaborative project aims to repurpose the area as part of PennDOT’s University City road improvements, and the city could use some help naming the space.


    The concrete slab will soon be home to seating, plants and trees to make a big impact with little money. According to a release, plans call for a “capital-intensive future phase of development” to include things like food kiosks, but those plans won’t move forward until well after the space gets a name.

    Submit suggestions by Sept. 30 and you could win a $500 Amtrak giftcard. You submissions should include the proposed name, an explanation and the contestant’s contact information.

    The name Rocky is already taken, by the way. Let’s branch out.

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