Project 250, a velodrome and mixed-use facility for the community that could be coming to FDR Park pending the approval of the City of Philadelphia, presented plans for the project at a meeting on Wednesday night.
At Wednesday’s meeting at the American Swedish Historical Museum, more than 150 neighbors and cyclists alike came together to hear the plans and voice their opinions on the project. While many back the project, some cyclists and neighbors voiced concerns about the location of the facility at FDR Park.
From The Inquirer:
“This is the elephant in the room. We are already impacted so severely,” argued Anna Maria Vona, who uses the park for morning walks. “I’m tired of outsiders coming into our community.”
They have promised to spend $10 million – $17 million refurbishing the Olmsted Brothers designed park: $5 million – $7 million for a water treatment plant for the currently algae-riddled lakes, and $5 million -$10 million in other park improvements which will include draining and dredging the lakes, refurbishing the trails and other landscaping.