The Hankin Group is transforming a former industrial power station site into a new town center. It's located in the Borough of Downingtown and East Caln Township along the Brandywine River and adjacent to the SEPTA line. The center will include a new regional SEPTA rail station in combination with a mixed-use retail and apartment complex that will grace a new regional park along the Brandywine River. CVDA was requested to revise the proposed Town Center Plan to enhance placemaking, walkability, and to create an exciting landscape character that would help define the new development to promote walkability and placemaking.
A recreation amenity package and an overall park plan for the area along the Brandywine River were developed to promote the natural features of the existing wooded landscape. Stormwater management was integrated seamlessly into the park and open space amenity areas. A bridge connection was created to connect the new development and park to an existing park across the river as part of a regional park and open space network. The team consists of Carter van Dyke Associates (Planners/Landscape Architects); Looney, Ricks, Kiss, (Master Planning); Edward B. Walsh & Associates, Inc. (Civil Engineers/Surveyors).
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Clients: Borough of Downingtown and East Caln Township; The Hankin Group