The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is excited to present new renderings of the Washington Avenue Connector project. These updated designs are a reflection of the community’s desire for a safe and green Washington Avenue.
Washington Avenue is identified as a Primary Connector Street in the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, as it is a crucial east-west arterial in the city’s street network, and where it meets Columbus Boulevard is one of the busiest intersections in the area.
DRWC’s plans for the corridor will improve the travel experience for all modes of transportation; a new, protected multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicyclists will provide a seamless connection to the forthcoming Delaware River Trail and changes to the intersections will simplify traffic movements and improve safety for all users.
In addition, the new designs enhance the existing community assets, including Jefferson Square, The Mummers Museum, and Rizzo Rink, creating unique social spaces along the corridor. New trees and landscaping featured in the renderings show a green corridor leading to the Delaware River.
Once the project is completed, it will improve the connection between the city’s neighborhoods and the waterfront, creating a safe, well-lit, and beautiful streetscape between the vibrant neighborhoods of Pennsport and Queen Village and the river, while repairing the division between the waterfront and the city.
The mission of DRWC is to ensure that residents of these neighborhoods understand the waterfront to be a resource for open space, recreation, environmental education, and community.