Connectivity and Continuity: Returning Philly to Waterfront

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Location: Philadelphia, PA. Metropolis, City, and Town

Submitted by the Students for New Urbanism: Notre Dame, the proposal suggests replacing a vast stretch of urban highway—which acts as a physical barrier to Philadelphia residents and their waterfont—with more context-sensitive solutions. The elimination of this impediment would prove symbolic and a catalyst for the strengthening and the restoration of once vibrant neighborhoods. Extending the traditional grid via a dispersed network of streets and boulevards solves the problem of safe and efficient automobile and pedestrian travel. Establishing a neighborhood-development phasing program, the Project provides a model for sustainable future growth while leveraging Philly’s waterfront as a public asset.

Transect Zone(s): T4 general, T5 center.
Status: Proposed
Project or Plan's Scale: Metropolis
Features: Waterfront.
Land area (in acres): 503
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Project team designers: Students for New Urbanism: Notre Dame
Project team developers: N/A

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