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Project 250 ruled as being unsuitable for FDR Park

In December we told you about a proposal for a velodrome to be built on the parkland at FDR Park. The project was hoping to gain approval to build a facility for bike racing and community use within the bounds of the park with the use of the open lands protection ordinance.

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The decision from the Philadelphia Commission on Parks and Recreations stated that using this parkland for a velodrome would disturb a large portion of the park’s offerings.

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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

Community responds to proposed velodrome at FDR Park

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.

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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.

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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

Plans for velodrome in FDR Park include park improvements, community activities

Project 250, a velodrome and mixed-use facility for the community, could be coming to FDR Park across from the stadiums, pending the approval of the City of Philadelphia.

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(Image: The Sheward Partnership)

In case you’re wondering, a velodrome is an embanked oval track used for fixed gear, no-brake cycling races. Only a very limited number of these establishments exist throughout the United States, with the next closest facility being the Valley Preferred Cycling Center located in Trexlertown, PA.¬†

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