“It really comes down to what the community thinks about it, and right now much of the community is unaware of the idea,” Sharpe said.
Even if the community approves, it is not clear if the City would be interested in or able to take on the project.
Matt Wysong, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s northwest district planner
who worked on the concept, said the Streets Department could be a potential funding partner but that given their limited resources that may not be likely.
“At the moment the intersection isn’t really falling apart, so it’s not a huge priority on their part,” he said.
Wysong said the Stenton Station roundabout idea could be incorporated into the Philadelphia2035 district plans when the planning process moves into the upper northwest district, but for now, the roundabout is completely conceptual.
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