PPL Center Sports Arena

City of Allentown, Lehigh County, PA

CLIENT

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

 

PROJECT COMPLETION DATE

Fall 2014

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The PPL Center sports arena is a mixed-use facility and is part of a larger, 5-acre square block redevelopment project of the central business district of Allentown. In addition to serving as a sports facility, the ground floor of the arena contains offices for news station, WFMZ-TV.

For the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA), TPD conducted a comprehensive Parking Analysis to determine the total number of parking spaces required to support the arena’s visitors during the highest peak period parking demands. TPD also conducted a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) which included approximately 16-intersections to determine whether the City’s existing roadway infrastructure could accommodate the new traffic generated by the proposed development, in addition to a Traffic Signal Study for approximately 50 intersections. TPD provided ANIZDA with recommended improvements:

- Signal timing changes
- Updated Signal Permit Plans
- Addition of wayfinding signage
- Creation of an event management plan

Buncombe County, NC

Service(s): Transportation Planning & Permitting
Client(s): McGill Associates

Manheim Township, Lancaster County, PA

Service(s): Traffic Signal & ITS Systems Design & Transportation Planning & Permitting
Client(s): R.J. Waters & Associates, Inc.

West Manchester Township, York County, PA

Service(s): Transportation Planning & Permitting
Client(s): Community Health Systems