According to the Passyunk Post, the East Passyunk gateway project will have a ceremonial ground breaking event tomorrow. In January of 2014, renderings of the project were released. The project was delayed due to budgeting issues.
The Broad and McKean Streets location will be transformed into a space with seating and tables, improved lighting and landscaping. The original plans for a fountain have been scrapped. This intersection is planned to be brighten significantly with lighting, which will draw even more visitors to the Avenue. The lighting will be colorful and create an eye-catching ambiance.
The Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation plans to have the project finished by June. This will give local residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy the new space at the start of the summer months.
Over the last few years, East Passyunk Avenue has transformed into one of the most popular areas in the city with award-winning restaurants and thriving businesses. On any given Friday or Saturday night, the Avenue is packed with visitors enjoying the wide array of bars and restaurants.