Plum Run Corridor Master Plan

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Project details

  • Project Name: Plum Run Corridor Master Plan
  • Project Client: East Bradford Township
  • Project Location: East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

A.D. Marble participated in the development of the Plum Run Corridor Master Plan. The Plum Run Corridor Master Plan is the product of East Bradford Township’s need to create a guiding vision for the design and development of public improvements through a 1-mile segment of the Plum Run corridor in the southern end of the municipality. A.D. Marble’s architectural historians, natural resource specialists, and graphic designers assisted with the development of the greenway and trail concept plan. Specifically, we collaborated with Chester County Planning Commission representatives, East Bradford Township representatives, and the Plum Run Corridor Task Force members to develop preliminary concepts for the interpretive signage layout along the trail and for the Strode’s Barn Heritage Center. This involved identifying potential locations along the proposed trail for interpretive signs, greenway entry signs, and trailhead kiosks. This also involved developing potential themes for the interpretive panels (i.e. environmental, natural resource, cultural resource focus).

One of our main tasks was to develop a preliminary concept for the Strode’s Barn Outdoor Heritage Center. In collaboration with the Task Force members, we developed the concept for a series of interpretive panels highlighting the historic themes of the Strode’s Barn and vicinity. These included tracing the history of the project vicinity from Pre-Colonial times to the 21st Century. It was envisioned that this would allow visitors to gain a sense of the historical importance of the region throughout time. We also participated in numerous Task Force meetings and the public meetings.