January 22, 2021
After more than three years of planning, a design to revamp public spaces and make traffic safety improvements near the intersection of Broad Street, Germantown Avenue and Erie Avenue has been selected.
The chosen design is based on feedback from more than 750 residents who were presented with several options to bring new life to a pair of triangle islands in the area.
Three possible designs were unveiled last September. Each had distinct themes with elements that could be combined based on the tastes and wishes of the neighborhood.
The triangles are located at two different intersections: Broad, Erie and Germantown and Broad Street and Butler Avenue. Residents picked a literature theme, expressing a preference for a circles layout, bright colors and trees in the public spaces.
Major improvements also are planned for the roads, sidewalks, crosswalks and bus stops surrounding the triangles.
Below is the design for the intersection of Broad, Erie and Germantown compared to its current form.
Here's a look at the design for the Broad-Butler triangle, with a current comparison.
Once the design is finalized, temporary improvements will be installed at Butler Triangle/Fish Park from May through November. Construction to install the permanent improvements at both sites will take place in 2022 and 2023.
"Overhauling the intersection at Broad, Germantown and Erie is a top priority for our administration," Mayor Jim Kenney said. "It is key to revitalizing this section of North Broad Street and the surrounding neighborhoods. I am grateful to the residents, workers, shoppers and SEPTA riders who offered input on the design we released today."