An innovation district, an energy corridor, and a logistics hub are three major elements of the Lower Schuylkill Master plan, a long-term vision released by the City this month that accounts for 68 percent of the city’s underutilized and vacant industrial land.
The Hidden River
The plan, still in the process of being completed, seeks to revitalize a 4,100 acre six-mile stretch of the river south of the Grays Ferry Bridge at 34th Street that goes from University City to the Airport. It focuses on revitalizing former industrial land by making use of leftover refineries, freight lines and rail lines. The $411M project includes a vision to make improvements in infrastructure, roads, the environment, and public amenities that would attract more than $860M in private investment and up to 6,500 new jobs while establishing 46 acres of green space and five miles…
Penn’s 23-acre South Bank campus is located on the former DuPont site between 34th St. & Grays Ferry Ave., and the Grays Ferry Crescent section of the Schuylkill River Trail park just south of the Schuylkill River where the river makes a turn before the Grays Ferry Bridge and continues south towards Bartram’s Garden and the airport. This campus represents a long-term redevelopment vision that also serves an immediate need.
A master plan for a long-term vision of the