Bartram's North: brownfield remediation

  • This shows our groups experiential as well as physical analysis of the brownfield site. This information heavily informed the design of the project.
  • This is a historical timeline of the Bartrams North brownfield stie. The purple is the population change of the city, the orange is the population change of the neighborhood, the brown is the dredging of the Schuylkill River, and the green trees is the habitat and ecological change over time.
  • This is a diagram showing some statistics and demographics of the neighborhood.
  • Master Plan: new "green" light industries with public recreatonal and educational trail along the riverfront.
  • Detailed Plan: remediating wetland
  • Terraced gabion wall design to allow for tidal change within the wetland and the establishment of vegetation
  • Detail showing how the boardwalk above the wetland could be constructed
  • Access to the riverfront that has not existed for over 50 years!
  • Modular interlocking paving system that will withstand tidal changes and will prevent erosion of the walk down to the water.
  • Access ramp going down to the river.
  • Trail that runs along the backside of the wetland area.
  • Detailed Plan: light industry, workspace, and multi-use trail
  • Shows how trail users can view the industry and their products while also maintaining safety of the users from the equipment on the industries property
  • Gray water recycling and stormwater management in historic dykes from previous industries.
  • Detailed Plan: pedestrian bridge across the river.
  • View of the re-inforced slope of the site, providing access to the waters edge even on the steepest part of the site.
  • Detail showing the re-inforcement of the steep slope with larger bolders and vegetation.
  • View from the pedestrain bridge connecting to the rest of the Schuylkill River Trail into the city. Historic swing bridge from previous industry was re-used and celebrated.