Planning Studio

Rt. 724 Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zone Images

PLN 403 & PLN 505
Fall 2019

Project Description

The Rt. 724 corridor runs through Chester and Berks counties and connects several small and large towns. The corridor has seen increased population and increased traffic in recent years. Working with the Chester County Economic Development Council, students completed a comprehensive analysis of four "opportunity zones," which are areas targeted for development to support the local economies along the corridor. Students completed regional and site analyses for each of the properties and offered a range of suggested guidelines for future development.

Project Deliverables

Students presented their analysis and visions to a range of stakeholders along the corridor: North Coventry Mall Presentation

Students also completed economic development analysis to support their visions: North Coventry Market Study

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