Additional mixed-use buildings planned at the Yuzhen Traffic Circle project site
A four-story, 16-unit development project is underway at the intersection of Frankford Avenue, East York Street and Trenton Avenue in Fishtown, and a roundabout is currently being constructed.
According to the developer, the planned complex at 2400-04 Frankford Ave. will include 15 residential units, ground-floor commercial space and a green roof.
According to reports, Philadelphia-based real estate development company Khosla Properties recently acquired a property located on the corner of Frankfurt Avenue and York Street. Rising Real Estate.
Local architecture office Cano Design Has been selected to supervise the project. The property used to be a used car park that had been idle for many years.
However, mixed-use development is not the first project planned for the transformed area.
According to reports, another project consisting of 15 apartments and retail space is underway across the street at 2401 Frankford Avenue. Overseas Chinese Real Estate. The construction is led by Ambit Architecture. The site was recently an electrical appliance store, which was later demolished.
Construction Fishtown’s traffic circle starts in March As part of efforts to make intersections safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. It is expected that the entire intersection will be closed for construction throughout the summer.
The project includes removing existing traffic signals, installing new street lights, reconfiguring curb lines, and setting up islands for new roundabout traffic patterns. New signs, markings and upgraded roadside ramps will also be implemented.
There are two detours during work, one is a small vehicle and the other is a truck. Small vehicles will detour northward from Tulip Street to Huntingdon Street and southward from Coral Street to Dauphin Street. The truck detours to guide the truck to use Girard, Aramingo and Lehigh Avenues. During the closure of the intersection, SEPTA will detour the Route 5 bus.
JPC Group Inc. won a contract valued at US$ 1.28 million to complete the construction of the roundabout. The project is funded by the Automatic Red Light Enforcement Fund.
This intersection is considered a high risk for drivers and was included in Philadelphia’s High Injury Network last year, an accident tracking database that is part of the city’s Vision Zero plan.
Approximately 80% of traffic deaths and serious injuries occur on high-injury network roads, accounting for only 12% of urban streets.
The High Injury Network’s mapping method no longer includes the Fishtown intersection, but due to the analysis of collision data, it is still eligible to participate in the city’s modern roundabout plan.
In 2014, the intersection was selected as the project based on five years of crash data, which showed that there were 10 reportable crashes between 2009 and 2013.
The modern roundabout plan aims to replace the geometrically complex signalized intersections in the city. Other intersections considered for roundabouts include Ardleigh Street and Vernon Road, Cobbs Creek Parkway and 70th Street, Montgomery and Belmont Avenues, and Pine Road and Shady Lane.