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Streetscape improvements and capital projects

The Department of Commerce manages funds for improvements in Philadelphia.

Improving Philadelphia

The City’s annual capital budget includes funding that can be used for:

  • Neighborhood commercial corridor improvements.
  • Partner organization capital projects.

These funds are used to improve:

  • Streets.
  • Sidewalks.
  • Other public spaces.

Neighborhood commercial corridor improvements

Neighborhood commercial corridor improvement projects make shopping areas:

  • Accessible.
  • Comfortable.
  • Appealing.

Improvements to these areas can include:

  • Street lighting.
  • Safety improvements at intersections.
  • Sidewalks and curbs.
  • Street furniture.
  • Trash receptacles.
  • Bus shelters.
  • Street trees and landscaping.

Projects are identified to help reach the goals of Philadelphia 2035 and Vision Zero.

Partner organization capital projects

The Department of Commerce supports partner organizations working to create vibrant public spaces.

These organizations include:

Improvements have included new:

  • Riverfront trails.
  • Lighting and landscaping.
  • Recreational spaces.
  • Waterfront access projects.

Commerce also supports the creation of new roadways and utilities at the Navy Yard and other industrial areas. These improvements provide companies access to industrial land to open facilities in Philadelphia.