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    Matt Stanley
Spring Garden Connector Project
DRWC in conjunction with the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association (NLNA), unveiled the completion of the Spring Garden Connector Project on December 20, 2016, incorporating long-awaited lighting and streetscape development to transform the I-95 and Market-Frankford El underpass and to improve the connection from Northern Liberties to the Waterfront. 
 
As part of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware adopted by the city in 2012 to guide development on the riverfront, DRWC identified necessary improvements to primary and secondary connector streets under I-95 reaching Columbus Boulevard. This initiative includes streetscaping, new sidewalks, and public art installation to provide safe, attractive, and welcoming access to the Waterfront and also serves as a catalyst for private development. Spring Garden Street was identified as a key neighborhood connector to burgeoning Northern Liberties as well as a cross-city connection to Callowhill, Fairmount and the Schuylkill River Trail.  

 

The lighting and streetscape improvements were designed by NV5 (formerly the RBA Group), Cloud Gehshan Associates, The Lighting Practice, and Urban Sign, Inc. and was built by AP Construction and Paramount Electric. 
 
The finalized design features the following public amenities:
  • New sidewalks, decorative pavers, and street trees from 2nd Street to Columbus Boulevard
  • Pre-programmed LED lighting designed around the cycle of the sun as it rises and sets each day
  • Specially-themed lighting programs around holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Fourth of July
  • Custom designed and fabricated metal panels that comprise the station portal screens, corner pieces, and hanging fixtures
  • A new traffic signal at Front Street and Spring Garden
  • ADA ramp access
  • Curb bump outs for safer pedestrian access
 

Spring Garden Connector Update

Wondering what's up with the construction on Spring Garden Street by the Waterfront? We've got your answer: The Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC) has started construction on the Spring Garden Street Connector Project. Right...

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Spring Garden Connector Project Public Meeting

On May 29, DRWC held the first public meeting for the Spring Garden Connector project, which will address both streetscape improvements along Spring Garden Street from 2nd Street to Delaware Avenue, as well as artistic lighting...

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Spring Garden Connector Street Public Meeting

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30pm at Festival Pier to gather public input for the design of its next connector street project, at Spring Garden Street. DRWC’s...

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