The most recent plans for The Race Street Connector presented to the OCCA can be viewed at Brownstoner - Philadelphia: Full Steam Ahead: Plans for the Race St Connector
It's a challenging area to tame, so this should be interesting.
I would like to see the four lanes Race becomes at 2nd Street be narrowed and WELL DEFINED down to 2- one for I95, one for Thru to Del. It would help tame the crazy traffic at that area (SLOW DOWN!!!).
I like the idea of a green-painted bike lane, but the bollards should be between bikes and cars, not bikes and pedestrians.
Though I like the concept, I'm quite wary of the Torchia design.
New plantings, addressing the impromptu parking area, narrow walkways, etc are all thumbs-up. A seating area at the bottom of Race- not so much so. It would look nice but would never be used.