Park Apts. Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania
on a 15-acre site midway
between Philadelphia, PA and
Wilmington, DE, this development of
200 garden apartments addresses the
community’s needs for dense rental
housing for commuters.
To provide a sense of intimacy and permanence to this housing type, each apartment
group is made up of
U-shaped clusters. By planning fewer
units per cluster, the size of the
adjacent parking courts is reduced.
This provides tenants with a sense of
neighborhood identity while being part
of a larger complex.
The apartment modules of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units offer living, dining and
sleeping spaces facing the quieter greensward side. The open green
spaces are layered, beginning with
individual backyard patios and moving
out to the shared spaces between the
patios and finally to large scale
community oriented recreational
areas. The complex has been successful in a highly competitive