LED lighting and improved crosswalks unveiled on Fabric Row

A portion of the $1.3 million of streetscape improvements to Fabric Row were unveiled earlier this week.

For months now, you’ve probably noticed all of the construction and blocked off portions of 4th Street. Now you can see the improvements to the street lights and cross walks along this changing commercial strip.

Photo of one of the street lamps being installed.

The lights that were previously along Fabric Row lit the street from above. Now there are a total of 38 lamposts along the street with white LED lights. Mike Harris of the South Street Headhouse District previously noted that these white LED light bulbs would be installed on other street lights to create a uniform look throughout the area.   


The next step for Fabric Row includes the installation of benches, planters and more as part of the South Street Headhouse District’s plans to continue improving this area.

5 thoughts on “LED lighting and improved crosswalks unveiled on Fabric Row

  • February 10, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I walked down part of 4th Street the other evening during my walk home. The new lampposts are beautiful. Would love to see this lighting option installed throughout other parts of the city.

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I haven’t seen the light posts yet but the crosswalks look great and 4th Street has some real mojo going on these days.

  • February 11, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Any chance they are burying the power lines? The new lights would look much better if they weren’t under the cluttered power lines.

    • February 11, 2016 at 6:54 am

      that always seems like a good plan until you experience a 32-hour power outage that requires them to dig up the entire street…

  • February 11, 2016 at 8:23 am

    As a 4th Street resident I was a little blown away by how bright the lights were when they were first turned on. It’s quite possibly the brightest lit street in Philadelphia.

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