University City District Receives $500,000 to Support Improvements at The Porch at 30th Street Station

Jul 16, 2012 11 years ago

University City District (UCD) has been awarded a William Penn Foundation grant of $500,000 to support continued improvements at The Porch at 30th Street Station. As The Porch continues its evolution into one of Philadelphia’s great public spaces, these funds will support its re-design in addition to new and existing cultural programming partnerships.

Between two magnificent historic buildings and within a short walk of over 16,000 jobs, The Porch has quickly become one of the most animated public places in Philadelphia, with amenities such as abundant seating, trees and plantings, ongoing performances, a weekly farmers’ market, yoga classes and a variety of special events. Beginning this year and thanks to the William Penn Foundation, UCD will build on the short successful history of The Porch through rigorous behavioral analysis that will inform continual refinements as well as design concepts for the next phase of the site.