The Renaissance Park Pedestrian Gateway to SEPTA’s Hughes Park Station is complete. This project stems from a 2020 Renaissance Park Stakeholder Engagement Study by King of Prussia District and a 2018 Safe Routes to Transit report by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission that recommended several access improvements, including trail enhancements between Renaissance Boulevard and Crooked Lane. Improvements include a multimodal trail, pedestrian lighting, accessible curb ramps, seating, trash receptacles and landscaping. The project is a partnership with MLP Ventures and the Renaissance Park business condo association. These enhancements improve accessibility and safety for residents, employees and visitors traveling between Hughes Park Station, Renaissance Park and the surrounding neighborhood.
Next Steps for Pedestrians
The Renaissance Park Connectivity Study is underway! King of Prussia District is working with a consultant team to gather input from stakeholders and outline bike and pedestrian connections between Renaissance Park properties, public transportation resources and surrounding neighborhoods. Representatives from commercial property owners, businesses, municipal and county staff, and residents from surrounding neighborhoods participated in the first two public meetings. Miss the meetings? Catch up by downloading the meeting recording, presentation and notes.
We are still gathering comments from stakeholders and want your input! Members of the public can utilize Wikimapping (click the link) to identify where you would like to see connectivity improvements in Renaissance Park by marking it on an interactive map. Draw routes, add points, upload photos and leave comments.
A Vision for the Future
In February 2020, King of Prussia District engaged Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to lead our organization, commercial property owners, public agencies, business tenants and residents through a visioning and interview process that has culminated in an action plan for Renaissance Park. Through a series of interviews, virtual workshops and surveys, Stantec delivered a matrix of prioritized improvements with estimates and stakeholder participation. Improvements to pedestrian and transportation infrastructure, streetscape, signage, development design guidelines, public spaces and special events are included in this amenities road map that will enable King of Prussia District and stakeholders to develop Renaissance Park, Discovery Labs and GSK into the next level of mixed-use district.