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BRIDESBURG

Restructuring an industrial neighborhood’s relationship with water


East West Connection

Waterfronts to City

Park and Watershed Connection


VISION OBJECTIVES

1

Absorb and repurpose vacant land

2

Increase access to open space

3

Reduce impervious surfaces

4

Leverage waterfront investments

5

Facilitate alternative transit connections

6

Create desirable neighborhoods


Juanita Park

BRIDESBURG Frankford Creek

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CONNECTIVE

PERFORMATIVE

CATALYTIC


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Bridesburg

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Nort t Co heas rrido r


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Rohm & Haas

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NEW

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Coke Industries


Flood Plains

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50% of Bridesburg lies within the 100year flood plain.


Topography

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Bridesburg’s topography ranges from a high of 18 feet above sea level to sea level along the shoreline.


Impervious Surfaces

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There are approximately 160 acres of impervious surfaces.


CONNECTIVE

PERFORMATIVE

CATALYTIC


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1

Extend the street grid to create a continuous waterfront neighborhood


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2

Extend Delaware Avenue to establish a continuous waterfront parkway


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3

A waterfront park is developed along parkway and the water’s edge


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4

Anchor the neighborhood with industry in balance with the performative system


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5

New residential and commercial development fills in


Restored Marshes

Levee

Flood Channel & Retention Pond

Green Streets Esplanade & Marina

Riparian Edge


Industrial Edge

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Marina & Flood Channel

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Esplanade B

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Natural Edge


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NATURAL EDGE


NATURAL EDGE


Delaware Avenue

NATURAL EDGE


Levee Trail

NATURAL EDGE

high flood level


Riparian and Wildlife Edge

NATURAL EDGE

riparian zone


B

ESPLANADE


ESPLANADE


ALLテ右

ESPLANADE

4% slope


Social Levee

ESPLANADE


Terraced Edge

ESPLANADE


Orthodox Street

ESPLANADE


C

MARINA & FLOOD CHANNEL


Retention Pond

MARINA & FLOOD CHANNEL


Retention Pond

MARINA & FLOOD CHANNEL

high flood level

swale/drywell when not flooded


Buckius Street

MARINA & FLOOD CHANNEL


D

INDUSTRIAL EDGE


Riparian Edge

Green Street

Levee Fishing Pier

Restored Marshes


CASE STUDY: Rohm & Haas Site

INDUSTRIAL EDGE

52 acres of impervious area

$21,385.40/fiscal year

Bridesburg Elementary School


CASE STUDY: Rohm & Haas Site

INDUSTRIAL EDGE

33 greened acres

potential savings: $11,818.23/fiscal year

Bridesburg Elementary School


CASE STUDY: Honeywell Resin & Chemicals

INDUSTRIAL EDGE 33 acres of impervious area


CASE STUDY: Honeywell Resin & Chemicals

INDUSTRIAL EDGE

purchase 10 acres worth of stormwater credits


CONNECTIVE Absorb and repurpose vacant land Increase access to open space Reduce impervious surfaces Leverage waterfront investments Facilitate alternative transit connections Create desirable neighborhoods

PERFORMATIVE

CATALYTIC


NEW JER SEY

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130 acres of waterfront park 53 acres of new development 96% vacancy is absorbed

Bridesburg, PA: Restructuring an industrial neighborhood's relationship with water  

PennDesign Public Realm Studio Fall 2013 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA