Amtrak 30th Street District Master Plan

Amtrak 30th Street District Master Plan

Project Overview

The historic 30th Street Station in Philadelphia is a Beaux Arts masterpiece on the western bank of the Schuylkill River. Amtrak’s Master Plan for the station and surrounding neighborhood established the framework for a landmark transportation hub that knits together the downtown districts of Center City and University City, provides an improved environment for passengers, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, and creates space for expansion at nearby Drexel University.

Envision provided community outreach efforts, including: public and stakeholder engagement, information-sharing, website development and management, creation of a stakeholder database, development of public meeting materials and graphics, and coordination of public meetings. In addition, Envision established and managed a project hotline, planned and led eight Civic Advisory Group meetings to generate community interest in the Plan, captured live polling information at those meetings, and reported its findings to Amtrak and the project team.

Project Information

Owner Amtrak
Project Start June 2014
Project End December 2016
Project Cost $3.9M
Envision’s Role
  • Public Involvement Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Graphics
  • Project Hotline
  • Civic Advisory Group Meetings