PICS: Ave. Of The Arts / Broad Street $100 Million Makeover Plan

"Let me upgrade ya"- yonce

Philly's getting some serious upgrades over the next few years- first it was all the news about the sports complex upgrades....and now it was just announced: Avenue of the Arts to get $100 million in streetscape upgrades starting next year! New landscaping, lighting, public art and outdoor performance spaces are coming to the 10-block stretch of South Broad Street, from City Hall to Washington Avenue.

The first phase of the project will be completed by spring 2026- and this "$100 million beautification project" is being led by Avenue of the Arts, Inc. The first phase will cover the block between Spruce and Pine streets outside the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

via PhillyVoice

"We've achieved much as an organization over the last 31 years," Laura Burkardt, executive director of Avenue of the Arts, Inc., said in a statement. "Today, the Avenue of the Arts is one of the city's most dynamic mixed-use corridors with thousands of residents and millions of visitors each year. This initiative will add 'world-class arts city' to Philadelphia's renown as a hub of history and sports."

Yesterday, a series of renderings were released to show the plans! Check them out below!

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