Philadelphia’s Master Plan for the Central Delaware waterfront in Philadelphia outlines key public infrastructure investments to support future private development. NV5 was involved in designing one of the flagship projects: the creation of the Delaware River Trail, a continuous recreational and commuter trail along a 5-mile stretch of the waterfront.
First, NV5 prepared preliminary design plans for the entire 5-mile long proposed trail. Then, we completed final design for the first piece of this new trail along a portion of Delaware Avenue and Penn Street (dubbed the “Penn Street Trail”). Next, we prepared design development plans for the section of the trail that passes through nearby Penn Treaty Park; finally, we completed the final design of the trail.
Sustainable features of the design include high albedo pavement, rain gardens, and solar lighting.