The Frankford Avenue Connector advances DRWC’s mission to connect Philadelphia’s riverfront communities to the Delaware River.

Through a series of thoughtful design interventions along Frankford Avenue, DRWC and our designers at PORT Urbanism hope to better link the Fishtown neighborhood with the Waterfront through these installations:

  • Wayfinding, lighting, and public art in the form of a large sculptural intervention in the I-95 underpass
  • A parklet system along the northern stretch of Frankford Avenue

In the future, there is also a possibility of additional design features such as:

  • A pedestrian plaza near the southern terminus of Frankford Avenue near Laurel Street
  • A small plaza along the Rivers Casino entryway off of Delaware Avenue
  • An enhanced lawn with seating and planting between the Rivers Casino building and its valet parking area

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The Project's Progress

Location: Fishtown
Status:  Design
Estimated Completion Date: 2022