Pencoyd Landing is a residential development along the western banks of the Schuylkill river, directly across from downtown Manayunk and connected to it by a planned pedestrian connection that reuses an existing bridge manufactured by the former historic tenants of the site. The 6.8 acre development includes a public plaza framed by an industrial truss relic reminiscent of the historic factories that once existed along this industrial corridor. A bike café, situated within an historic train shed, anchors the public plaza on the Schuylkill River, and provides a unique experience at the river’s edge. Blending sustainable practices, the site also includes three large green roofs, one of which hosts an infinity pool with a deck, fire pit, bar, and seating area. The development also features rain gardens to mitigate stormwater and improve biodiversity. The extensive rain gardens are spanned by steel catwalks to provide residents access to a public river trail that connects to the region’s trail network. The project is anticipated to be LEED Gold certified.
PROJECT COLLABORATORS: J Davis Architects and Site Engineering Concepts
Renderings by Kirk Fromm