Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — June 13 - 26, 2014 — 11C


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PA’ s P rojects &B uilding S ervices Pleasant Playground in Philadelphia, PA BKP designs recreation ctr: architecture with a purpose

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H I L A D E L P H I A , PA — Pleasant Play- ground, Philadelphia's newest community recreation center is now open in the East Mount Airy neighbor- hood. BKP 's design for the activities building was mod- athlete, or the spot where volunteers meet to envision a better tomorrow. We are proud to have contributed to a better sense of community and to providing safe, fun recreation opportunities for Philadelphia's kids. n SOM selected to develop joint plan for 30th St. Station area P Pleasant Playground

eled on the firm's design for the Holmesburg Rec Center. A successful public recreation center has many facets - the place where a struggling stu- dent gets homework help, the court or field where a young fan transforms into a star team will aim to develop a future where the station is at the epicenter of a dynamic, urban neighborhood full of opportunities for commu- nity development, economic development and improved transportation connections. “We couldn’t be more ex- cited to work with the ex- ceptional teams at SOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors,” said Bob LaCroix , Amtrak chief of corridor development. Roger Duffy , SOM design partner, called this project “a singular opportunity to reimagine one of the most significant and dramatic ur- ban areas in America. We are

Developments Construction Renovations Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal Contact: Elaine Fanning 800-584-1062/781-871-5298 Ext. 212 EFanning@mareJournal.com Amtrak is poised to turn congested and tired rail sta- tions into the centerpieces of thriving urban neighborhoods that appeal to the millennial and baby boomer generations. The Joint Master Plan is funded by Drexel University and its partners. Development of the mas- ter plan is expected to take approximately two years. Opportunities for public com- ment and involvement will be announced and advertised. n honored to have been selected and we look forward to col- laborating with the diverse group of local and regional stakeholders on this transfor- mative vision.”

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Amtrak , Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have selected Skid- more, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) , in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors to develop a comprehensive joint master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th St. Station. The New York- based firm will start work immediately. The joint planning effort represents a unique opportu- nity to develop new plans and re-envision existing planning efforts to create a single, in- tegrated vision for the 30th St. Station precinct. The SOM

Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal Contact: Elaine Fanning 800-584-1062/781-871-5298 Ext. 212 EFanning@mareJournal.com

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