F1. The Riverfront Plan: A Shared Vision for a Shared Riverfront

APA Pennsylvania Chapter

#9113798

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

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Overview

Whitemarsh Township and Conshohocken Borough share their stretch of the Schuylkill River
with the entire region of central Montgomery County. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles
pass by; thousands of commuters hop on buses and trains; and even thousands of bicycles
pass through the riverfront area. Redevelopment has energized blighted industrial properties
and hundreds of new housing units have been built and are planned. The timing is perfect
for Whitemarsh and Conshohocken to create a riverfront project that will create a regional
destination, and continuous riverfront park, while improving multi-modal accessibility by
connecting the corridor with the regional trails and transit. This session will provide a brief
overview of the proposed plan and engage the participants in an interactive session on how to
best implement such a complex project.

Speakers

Carter Van Dyke, AICP, ASLA

Carter van Dyke, ASLA, AICP is a professional planer and landscape architect, who is the president of CVDA, Planners/Landscape Architects, with a regional practice located in Doylestown, PA. In this capacity he leads the firm’s work in down town revitalization, multi-modal transportation initiatives, trail development, historic preservation, TND ... Read More

Charles Guttenplan, AICP, PP

"Charles Guttenplan is a land planner with over four decades of experience. Charlie began his career with the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) where he eventually held the position of Associate Director heading their Community Planning Program. Subsequently, he was Planning Director for Lower Merion Township, and then Charlie spent ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com