The University City District (UCD) is reporting that Market Street in University City is getting a facelift. Work began in November on a project to revitalize the streetscape on Market from 34th to 41st Streets. The University City Science Center is overseeing the project which is expected to take seven months to complete.
The project was initially conceived by the UCD as a way to improve the 40th and Market area. The UCD then worked with the University City Science Center to expand the project to its current scope. The project is funded by property owners and landlords along the targeted area of Market Street and a $2 million grant from the City of Philadelphia’s ReStore Philadelphia Corridors program.
The goals of the Market Street Revitalization Project are three-fold and focus on sustainability, streetscape and safety:
- Increase the green footprint of the Market Street Corridor with an emphasis on sustainable approach
- Overall improvements to roads, pedestrian walkways, lightings, street signage
- Provide a safer neighborhood for residents and students