From South to Christian to the 30th Street Station Master Plan, there’s a lot in the works
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in January 2016 and has since been updated with the most recent information.
In January 2016, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) released its strategic plan for 2016-2020, and if there’s one thing we pulled out of the 41-page document it’s that the Schuylkill River trail is going to look very different in 10 years. The plan laid out nearly a dozen projects that are in the works along the river, from the $6.6 million Bartram’s Mile, which has since opened, to the $4 billion 30th Street Station Master Plan in 2026.
But a lot has changed since 2016. That $4 billion estimate for the 30th Street Station Master Plan is now up to $6.5 billion, for example.
Fortunately, some of projects that are currently under construction have since received state funding, helping push them to the finish line. And there have even been some updates since May 2017, when we last updated this timeline: The SRDC now has more information to share on long-awaited projects like the South to Christian connection and the Schuylkill Crossing at Grays Ferry.
Find out more about all of these projects and their projected completion dates below.