Construction of Shoemaker Green
is underway as PennConnects continues its green march along the eastern edge of the Penn Campus. Shoemaker Green will be a new 2.75-acre public commons that will link the campus with Penn Park, and provide space for passive recreation, study, and events.
Shoemaker Green is being built where Penn’s Lott Tennis Courts stood, tucked off of 33rd Street. Since the University's built new tennis facilities in Penn Park, Penn had an opportunity to remake the space created by Franklin Field, the Palestra, and the David Rittenhouse Labs. Demolition work and site preparation started in September.