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THE BUDD PLANT PHILADELPHIA
Tioga's vacant Budd Plant has found a new life and is set to become a Biomanufacturing Center. A facility that once fabricated metal products for the automotive and transportation industry central to a past era of Philadelphia’s economy is now slated to be a key industry for the city’s economic future.
The Plymouth Group, which owns the property, has partnered with Centerbridge Partners, L.P. to turn the former Budd Plant into a facility that will support biomanufacturing efforts of companies across Cellicon Valley. The new site will position Philadelphia as a key lynchpin in biomanufacturing and continue the city’s growth as one of the top biopharma hubs in the United States.
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THE BROAD, GERMANTOWN & ERIE PROJECT
Do you live, work, or take SEPTA near the Broad, Germantown and Erie intersection?
The City recently conducted a survey to find out what upgrades you want to see to the two triangles, streets, and sidewalks!
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As you know, back in October we celebrated the opening of the new and improved triangle at Butler, Broad, and Germantown (known by some as Fish Park or Butler Triangle). Crews completed landscaping, leveled out the ground and planted new grass, planted flowering trees, and added new tables and chairs among many more improvements.
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And just over the last few weeks, the team winterized the park, cut back the materials in the planters, trimmed down the grasses, and pruned the perennials in the planting bed along Broad Street. We also installed two solar lights on the top of the fence at the park.
Called To Serve CDC, the City’s community partners in corridor cleaning, have been taking care of the park since earlier this year and continue to do an excellent job keeping it in top shape!
Long term improvements: A phased approach
In September we also announced in this blog that recent community feedback and engagement had pivoted the City’s approach into a phased one. The phased approach is more incremental and allows the additional maintenance to scale over time.
Looking ahead to 2022, the City will continue to work with community partners to maintain the space. As we get to the warmer months of the year, we will spruce up the space with refreshed plantings and landscaping care.