UPENN ALMANAC • UCD: Breaking Ground on Trolley Portal Gardens

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Originally published by The University of Pennsylvania Almanac

UCD: Breaking Ground on Trolley Portal Gardens

December 13, 2016 , Volume 63, No. 17

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, University City District (UCD) President Matthew Bergheiser, UCD Board chair Craig Carnaroli and other dignitaries broke ground last week on Trolley Portal Gardens, the future site of a public space and restaurant at the 40th Street Trolley Portal. Construction on the $4.5 million project to transform the 40th Street Trolley Portal will begin next month. A public-private partnership between UCD, SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia and neighborhood stakeholders will transform the space from a blighted and unwelcoming place into a vibrant and social space featuring beautiful landscaping, movable seating and a new restaurant called Trolley Car Station.

(left to right) Mayor Jim Kenney; Representative Jim Roebuck (PA House of Representatives); Jeffrey Knueppel, General Manager of SEPTA; Ken Weinstein, president of Philly Office Retail and of Trolley Car restaurants;  Councilwomen Jannie Blackwell; Matthew Bergheiser, president of University City District; Barry Grossbach, University City District Board of Directors; Craig Carnaroli, chair of UCD Board.