BHA, in association with Urban Design Associates, was given the opportunity to create a community on the former site of Schuylkill Falls. With the removal of all the former structures, a blank canvas was created. The decision was made to apply the theories of “New Urbanism,” which integrates housing, workplace, shopping and recreation into compact, walkable neighborhoods that are linked by transit.
The site is bound by SEPTA rail to the north, Ridge Avenue to the south, Calumet Street to the east and School House Lane to the west. The project consisted of 304 single and multi-family residential units and a four-story, 50-unit seniors apartment building with mixed use retail/commercial space on the first floor.