Downingtown Borough, Chester County, PA

This project is a 17-acre multifamily community with three buildings for 233 apartments and covered garage parking. The team held a charrette to develop a creative approach and design to attract tenants with modern site amenities while also balancing the historic appeal of Downingtown Borough.

The site posed several challenges including steep topography, existing flooding issues, sanitary sewer limitations, and limestone geology. We completed several repair and replacement items along the stream corridor as well as holding some water onsite and implementing a capture and reuse system for site irrigation. Managed-Release Concept (MRC) was also implemented on site to manage water quality and reduce the chance of future sinkholes. The project required a Joint Permit from PA DEP as well as a significant PennDOT HOP permit for widening along Route 30 and Woodbine Road.

To achieve the results of a luxury apartment community, our landscape architects created a design to include a landscaped pool area with an outdoor kitchen, various seating areas and pergolas; a pedestrian boardwalk leading to a pavilion and on-site park; and a walking trail throughout the site

The project received land development and third party approvals. Construction was completed and Woodbine started welcoming residents in 2021.