On October 18th, at the Kimmel Center, the AIA (American Institute of Architects) presented the Community Design Award to the Frankford Community Development Corporation and Richard Carroll, Brad Springer, Robin Miller, Sophia Lundeholm, Carrie Sauer and Michael Williams for excellence in design, collaboration and community impact in the conceptual design of the streetscape improvements planned for the intersection of Margaret, Arrott, and Paul Streets with Frankford Avenue.
The plan is to take some of the chaos out of the intersection and make it more than what it is right now. The first piece of that project is the Frankford Pause pop up park which is now being constructed.
It will be bold and not easy to miss. It will be a place for the community to gather for events and being next to the Daral building makes that block a hub for all civic business in Frankford.
When the reconstruction of the Arrott Transportation Center is completed the area will be much different. Now, if we can get some of those stop and go stores out of there, things might really start looking up.