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30th Street Station to host open house for grand public space

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The proposed Station Plaza will surround all four sides of the train station

A rendering of the 30th Street Station District master plan.
Help pick a final plan for Station Plaza.
Renderings courtesy of Amtrak

It’s been more than one year since we last heard anything about the 30th Street Station District Master Plan. That’s when the final master plan was released and in turn went on to win a 2017 AIA award.

But on Wednesday, July 12, we’ll learn a little more, when 30th Street Station hosts yet another open house, this time concerning the planned public space dubbed Station Plaza that will surround all sides of the grand train station.

The 30th Street Station District team wants community input and feedback on the current plans for what it’s calling Philly’s next “great civic space.” Like with the past open houses held for the master plan, there were be several station plaza designs that the public will be able to peruse and consider—the official website states that there are three alternatives.

Station Plaza at 30th Street.

The feedback gathered from the open house will then be used to help narrow the design concepts down to one.

This is the latest step in the $6.5 billion 30th Street Station District Plan, which calls for 18 million square feet of new development around 30th Street Station, a wealth of improvements and renovations to the train station, and 40 acres of public space.

According to the master plan’s tentative timeline, Station Plaza will be completed sometime between 2025 and 2030.

The open house will be in the North waiting room of 30th Street Station on July 12 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Station Plaza at Market Street.

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