What to Know
- Reading Terminal Market officials have announced a $1 million project that will reconstruct Filbert Street into a seasonal, multi-use space.
- The plan is finally coming to fruition — complete with outdoor dining, retail and art installations.
- The Filbert Street project is set be completed by spring 2020.
Reading Terminal Market's goal of transforming the 1100 block of Filbert Street, one of the main corridors outside the market, is finally coming to fruition — complete with outdoor dining, retail and art installations.
Transforming the strip has been years in the making. It was one of the two biggest areas in need of improvements, following a $160,000 grant the market received in July 2015.
Reading Terminal Market officials on Thursday announced a $1 million project that will reconstruct the block into a seasonal, multi-use public space. It's set to be completed by spring 2020.
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Multiple phases are already in motion, and the entire project will update about 15,000 square feet of public space adjacent to the market with improved streetscapes, custom-made mobile street furniture and pop-up retail kiosks.
The project is funded by a $250,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation, a $250,000 grant from the Knight Foundation and a $400,00 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Multi-Modal Transportation Fund.
Read more about the development plans here.
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