We are committed to the revitalization of our riverfront as a destination place for the region-there's a lot going on now and more is coming! Norristown's EPA Brownfields Community Wide Assessment grants totaling $800,000 have allowed for the completion of key environmental studies critical to the redevelopment of riverfront properties. As property along the riverfront is readied for redevelopment, the path forward for a thriving riverfront is also underway.
Work began on a Riverfront Redevelopment Planning and Feasibility Study spring 2017. The study provides a comprehensive vision for Norristown's Riverfront by investigating both redevelopment opportunities and existing constraints to development, integrating results of related redevelopment and revitalization studies, connecting downtown Norristown to the Riverfront and trail system, and engaging the community in a public participation process. The study develops preliminary design options and promotional plans for the riverfront!
We continue to review the zoning requirements along the riverfront to ensure the implementation of our riverfront vision.
Schuylkill River Trail
The trailhead at Norristown Transportation Center was developed for use by trail users through the cooperation of Municipality of Norristown, Montgomery County Parks and PA Heritage Parks, and SEPTA. Trail users may use these parking facilities at no cost after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend. Visit the Schuylkill River Trail website to learn more.
A Master Plan was developed for the park in 2011 and improvements have been on going - the most recent improvement is the installation of a floating dock. The complete Riverfront Master Plan (PDF) can be downloaded for more detail.