Making Room for the Arts

Riordan, Kevin
March 2005
Planning;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a city planning project the Avenue of the Arts for the South Broad Street in Philadelphia. The plan has provided the focus, the framework, and the glue for a public-private partnership that has transformed a fading array of vintage buildings and revered institutions into a dynamic district that is helping to propel a downtown revival. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission's Extending the Vision for South Broad Street-- Building Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts in the 2lst Century is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Planning Award for Implementation. Major arts developments along Avenue of the Arts have been integrated into an overall plan that also includes residential, restaurant, retail, and office space.


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