Architecture firm NBBJ has been hired to create a master development plan for the 100 acres around the Talen Energy Stadium and Wharf Building located in Delaware County. The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County, Keystone Sports and Entertainment, and the City of Chester have been seeking development proposals since the spring to build out the land surrounding the soccer stadium.
“Our end goal is a vibrant waterfront that is welcoming to residents, supports local businesses, and enhances Chester as a unique, regional destination,” said Alan Mountjoy, NBBJ principal.
A major priority of this development project is to have attractions for guests at the stadium all year long. McDermott shared that the goal is to create a multi-sports facility with indoor and outdoor fields, an amphitheater, a rock-climbing wall, and a potential venue for esports.
This project received an $180,000 grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Philadelphia Union, M&T Charitable Foundation, the Chester Economic Development Authority, and the Chester Redevelopment Authority.
In 2018, real estate company Hankin Group developed over 1,000 new apartments in Chester County as a part of a $100 million investment to improve the future of the Downingtown, PA train station. Developing the areas surrounding the Talen Energy Stadium and the Downingtown train station will continue to attract people and businesses to the region.