BRYN EYRE, Borough of New Morgan, Berks County, PA
Arcadia is pleased to announce that Bryn Eyre has been recognized by the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance jury as a good example of smart growth development in the region.
Bryn Eyre will be a mixed-use “new urbanist” town located on a 2,582-acre brownfields site directly adjacent to the Morgantown interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The land, identified in the Berks County 2020 Plan as the largest growth area for new development, will encompass 12,500 residential units, ranging from single-family homes and townhomes to duplexes, twins, and condominium units; 3 elementary schools and a middle school; 3.2 million square feet of office space; 1.5 million square feet of retail space; and 600,000 square feet of light industrial space. Approximately 935 acres of the site will be undeveloped and left as open space, including a 150-acre park serving the entire region and preservation of a 130-acre lake. Construction could start in late 2006.
The Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance (DVSGA), a new non-profit collaboration of more than 100 government, private sector and non-profit organizations in the tri-state region, recognizes development proposals that comply with established smart growth criteria. Projects that receive DVSGA recognition are those that will foster regional growth and redevelopment in a manner that achieves important economic, environmental and quality of life objectives. By highlighting the potential of smart growth projects to add value to the region, the DVSGA hopes to encourage developers, business organizations, citizen groups and elected officials to strive for smart growth solutions.