Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station District Plan Engages the Community


HR&A is pleased to announce that on January 12, the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan project website,, launched. The website launch marks the beginning of the District Plan’s public outreach efforts and will serve as a major resource for communicating project information and updates. The launch of the website also coincides with the first public open house on January 28th at 30th Street Station.


On behalf of a partnership consisting of Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, and SEPTA, the 30th Street Station District Plan is being created for the area surrounding Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, which encompasses the station, adjacent rail yards, and nearby property including sites that make up Drexel’s planned Innovation Neighborhood. The District Plan seeks to create a vibrant and cohesive community surrounding the station and improve connectivity with the city and region.


The 30th Street Station District Plan is being prepared by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A. HR&A is evaluating commercial opportunities and crafting an implementation strategy for the master plan. HR&A will guide decisions for phasing development and structuring sources of capital for funding infrastructure and other catalytic investments.


HR&A congratulates the 30th Street Station District Plan’s Project Principals on the launch of the Plan’s website and reaching its public outreach milestone. More information about the District Plan and ways to get involved can be found at