According to an email to supporters of Friends of the Rail Park, Phase I of the project to create an elevated rail park on the remains of the Reading Railroad tracks is well on its way. "Designs for the first phase of the Rail Park are complete," the email reads, "construction documents are ready to bid out, a lease for Phase 1 between the Center City District (CCD) and SEPTA is being finalized, and the CCD has grant commitments in hand for nearly 50% of the expected $8.5 million in construction costs and is awaiting word on one additional grant." This first phase, the segment spanning from North Broad at Noble Street, rising up to the elevated Viaduct, and extending south towards Callowhill Street, is still slated to break ground in 2015.
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· A note from the board, December 29 2014 [Friends of the Rail Park]
- Megan Ritchie Jooste