Urban Remix: 46th and Market Streets Charrette and Planning Process


In November 2012, the Community Design Collaborative, the AIA Philadelphia Urban Design Committee, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the US Environmental Protection Agency hosted a full-day design charrette to explore strategies for enhancing the area surrounding the 46th Street Station, a key transit stop on SEPTA’s recently renovated Market-Frankford Line. This charrette, called Urban Remix, was presented as part of AIA Philadelphia’s annual Design on the Delaware Conference. Danielle served as the moderator of the charrette and co-project manager of the volunteer team. As a participant, Sylvia led her group in considering the open space network of the study area. The intent of Urban Remix is to explore how transit-oriented development, placemaking, green stormwater management, and other urban design strategies can contribute to creating a sustainable community with the 46th Street Station as its nexus. The final urban design plan of this project was so unanimously accepted by the stakeholders that it was incorporated into the University/Southwest District Plan and adopted by Philadelphia City Planning Commission in 2013.

The work shown here is the collective effort of the Community Design Collaborative Volunteer Team.