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Dilworth Plaza project delayed two months

The renovation of Dilworth Plaza into a commuter park will take longer than expected to open.

Dilworth Plaza renderings.  The renovation of Dilworth Plaza into a commuter park will take longer than expected to open.
Credit: Center City District

The renovation of Dilworth Plaza into a commuter park will take longer than expected.

Newsworks reported Monday night that construction workers found concrete stairwells and pipes during demolition that were not on previous plans. As a result the extra work will push the opening back to Labor Day weekend. It was originally set to open in the spring.

Apparently the added hurdles have also pushed the project over budget, according to the news outlet.

In an email interview with a member of the group overseeing the project, Newsworks reported that the project is 10 percent over budget and the Center City District is planning to raise private donations to cover the additional costs.

And if the coming winter causes more issues, the date could be pushed back even further, according to Newsworks.

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