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Client

Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
3815 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Project Completion Date

Ongoing

Construction Cost

Estimated $12,000,000

Project Overview

Ellis Preserve is a 210-acre master planned development located near the intersection of Route 252 (Newtown Road) and Route 3 (West Chester Pike) in the heart of Newtown Square, PA. This pedestrian-friendly, open air development is planned to include a mixture of office, retail and residential uses.

Upon construction of all phases of the project, the uses will include 465,000 s.f. of retail anchored by a 50,000 s.f. upscale grocery and movie theatre, 950,000 s.f. of existing office space with an additional 400,000 s.f. proposed, one full service hotel with ~200 rooms and one extended stay hotel with ~125 rooms, and over 400 residences, including apartments, townhomes and single family homes.

Since the vision of Ellis Preserve was conceptualized in 2003, TPD has been involved with all aspects of the transportation planning, including:

- Traffic studies

- Parking studies

- Access analyses

- Signal Studies

- Cone of vision studies

- SEPTA coordination

- Land development applications

- PennDOT permitting

As part of the Master Planning for the project, the following short- and long-term roadway improvements were identified and conceptually designed by TPD:

- Design of a bypass/relief route

- Roadway widening and addition of turn/thru lanes along two major state Routes

- Design of ADA pedestrian facilities

- Design of new traffic signals and equipment, including corridor signal optimization

- Design of a four-lane cross section on the northern leg of Clyde Lane

The next step in the process includes the final design of the first phase of the roadway improvements using a mix of private and public funding. As the development is built out, TPD will be designing the roadway improvements that include an ultimate seven (7) lane cross-section on Route 3.