Love Park re-do to begin next year | PlanPhilly: Planning Philadelphia's Futurewon't cost the city any money in these cash-strapped times. Because the park is the roof of the 810-space garage, the Parking Authority is paying for design work and will issue bonds - to be paid with revenue from the garage —for construction costs...The garage will remain open throughout construction, but at a reduced capacity, Boukenna said. No more than 180 spaces will be out of operation at any given time, she said. Other below-ground work will include plumbing and utility improvements and separating the systems the garage currently shares with the Municipal Services Building. The garage will also get six spaces to recharge electric cars...The city wants to bring the park down to ground level by eliminating the perimeter wall at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard and make the park less compartmentalized, according to Focht.
It also wants to construct new stairways and two new elevators for the garage. This will make the garage handicap accessible for the first time, Schaaf said. The current stairways are narrow and not protected from the elements, he said.
The city is also thinking about closing the garage's current entrance, now on Arch Street, and opening a new ramp on 15th Street to streamline traffic for drivers who enter the garage from the Vine Street Expressway. Currently, they have to circle the park to enter.
sounds mostly good, any chance of making arch two way to the reading terminal, at least to broad?