Philadelphia’s massive Rebuild project is moving forward with plans for more than five dozen facilities to receive everything from a heater to a complete facelift in phase one – if the money is available.
The first round of the $500 million undertaking proposes improvements for sites “stretching all across the city, in different Council districts” said David Gould, deputy director of the project.
That includes 23 playgrounds, 19 recreation centers, seven recreation center libraries, seven parks and five libraries.
The plans call for work on stabilizing some buildings and making more programs available in troubled and unhealthy neighborhoods, according to Gould.
“This is just the first round of Rebuild sites” he said. “We think it will be a six or so year program…just because a site isn’t here in the first year doesn’t mean it isn’t going to receive Rebuild investment”.