Simon Silk Mill: Master Plan

Project Description

The ultimate vision for Silk is of a vibrant, sustainable mixed-use community incorporating and showcasing emerging “green building technologies” and serving as an example of how older historic structures can be rehabilitated using sustainable approaches and technologies.

Awards

  • Special Citation – AIA Eastern PA Chapter, 2010

Project Details

  • Client Easton Partnership
  • Location Easton, PA View map
  • Use Mixed Use
  • Acres 15

The R&H Simon Silk Mill was, in its heyday, one of the most advanced and largest facilities of its kind in the world. However, with the decline of the textile industry in America, the Silk Mill was slowly abandoned.

The Redevelopment Authority of Easton, PA (ERA) acquired the property and undertook to transform this 15-acre site, with its 22 former industrial buildings, into a vibrant civic asset known as Silk: A Creative Community. As part of this redevelopment process, ERA selected…

The R&H Simon Silk Mill was, in its heyday, one of the most advanced and largest facilities of its kind in the world. However, with the decline of the textile industry in America, the Silk Mill was slowly abandoned.

The Redevelopment Authority of Easton, PA (ERA) acquired the property and undertook to transform this 15-acre site, with its 22 former industrial buildings, into a vibrant civic asset known as Silk: A Creative Community. As part of this redevelopment process, ERA selected Spillman Farmer Architects to complete a physical facilities analysis and site master plan. In developing this Master Plan for Silk, the planning team’s goal was to marry the client’s redevelopment goals and market analysis with the bricks and mortar (and topography and geography) of the historical site.

The ultimate vision for Silk is of a vibrant, sustainable mixed-use community incorporating and showcasing emerging “green building technologies” and serving as an example of how older historic structures can be rehabilitated using sustainable approaches and technologies.

Award Special Citation – AIA Eastern PA Chapter, 2010

Project Simon Silk Mill: Master Plan

Testimonial

Name Becky Bradley

Title former Director of Easton Planning Commission

SFA’s work product is incredible and far above my expectations…this is one of the absolute best site planning documents I have ever seen.

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