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A vibrant, downtown streetscape 

Market Street Public Realm

landscape architecture, streetscape, public realm
3 Blocks
Philadelphia, PA

The Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia at Market East are the result of an extensive effort to revitalize the existing Gallery at Market East Mall into a once-again vibrant mixed-use downtown Center City destination. This transformation is occurring through a complete renovation that integrates the now disparate building elements into a unified and cohesive streetscape vision that resonates with commuters, workers, and shoppers alike.

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The proposed development will be a significant destination within Center City. The public realm and pedestrian experience adjacent to the buildings is being revitalized by a palette of new materials, consisting of concrete pavers, integrally colored concrete, contemporary paving patterns, and amenities such as benches, bike racks, advertising, and both digital and static wayfinding signage. The design team worked with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and the Center City District BID, and the design supports the implementation of the ‘Complete Streets’ program being instituted by the Philadelphia Streets Department.

The connection with the interior of the project is enhanced by the ability of restaurants to provide seasonal outdoor seating, while the new plaza and entry proposed at 9th Street & Market will provide flexibility for public events throughout the year.

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