Thursday, June 17, 2010

Council Votes Yes To Schuylkill River Trail Right Of Way

On Thursday City Council unanimously approved the signing of a 25 Year Lease with PECO Energy to use the Right of Way for a new section of the Schuylkill River Trail between Port Royal Ave and the old Shawmont Train Station.

The improvement which will move the Schuylkill River Trail off Nixon St is part of the TIGER funding program and is expected to go under construction in 2011. Additionally the existing Schuylkill River Trail on the west side of Port Royal Ave will be repaved and widened to the Montgomery County line .

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Bill Summary - 090708 - Authorizing Commissioner of Department of Parks and Rec to enter into a license agreement between PECO Energy and the City of Philadelphia for a certain strip of land located near intersection of Nixon Street and Port Royal Avenue to be used as a connector 10 for the Schuylkill River Recreational Trail.