$1.9 million in funding to support phase two of the Bartram to Passyunk trail project

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30 – Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, today announced a $1.9 million grant for the next phase of the Bartram to Passyunk trail project.

McClinton said the funding, supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, was awarded to the Schuylkill River Development Corp.

“Offering engaging recreational activities, such as trailways in and around the banks of the Schuylkill, are one of many reasons residents love to call this city home,” McClinton said. “I look forward to the completion of this project and the foot traffic it brings to our river’s banks.”

McClinton said phase two of the project will include land acquisition; rebuilding retaining walls; grading; paving; landscaping; and installing trail fixtures like lighted pathways. Phase two of this project also will allow for the trail’s extension from its southernmost point near 61st Street to the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of the Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.

RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. 

Learn more about the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program by visiting www.budget.pa.gov/programs/RACP.