April 16, 2016

Mantua Greenway Community Build Day

The Mantua Greenway is a one-and-a-half-mile corridor along the northern boundary of the Mantua neighborhood in West Philadelphia, overlooking Amtrak’s Keystone Line rail corridor.

Once complete, the project will transform this overgrown, ignored and littered strip of land on Mantua Avenue, into a much needed community green space and bicycle/pedestrian corridor.

As the second part in a series of programmed events for the “Mantua Greenway Design Month”, Ground Reconsidered, along with Whitman Requardt & Associates, the project’s prime consultant, worked with the community to transformed the intersection of 37th Street and Mantua Avenue with a roadway mural, crosswalk paintings, and fence art. The neighborhood turned out in force and worked throughout the day to actualize these festive works of art. Our thanks go out to all those involved in making this day was an overwhelming success.