January 18, 2017 - PlanPhilly
Curbed reports the AIA has awarded the 30th Street Station District Plan regional and urban design of 2017. Years upon years in the making, the super-team including Skidmore Owings & Merrill, OLIN, private developers, SEPTA, Amtrak, and the City of Philadelphia, unveiled its finalized 30-year plan last year. The plan puts the public infrastructure costs for area redevelopment plans at around $2 billion, but the area is also projected to attract about $4.5 billion worth of private investment over that period. The AIA Award declares that achieving the plan’s goals will mean working among some of the most complex infrastructure found in a single area, calling the plan “daring in its scope but achievable in its details”.