Nutter, Clarke reach LOVE Park deal

Philadelphia Daily News
February 11, 2014
By Jenny DeHuff

MAYOR NUTTER and City Council President Darrell Clarke have reached a compromise on the renovation of JFK Plaza (a/k/a LOVE Park) after weeks of sparring over the issue. Clarke agreed to allow plans for the sale of the garage beneath the plaza to advance in City Council, a transaction Nutter's been pushing for since the city garnered a more generous offer for it than was expected. In exchange, the mayor agreed to "dedicated space for [food] concessions" at the site, while seeking participation from the public and the private sector in studying ways to maximize revenue.