KOP-BID develops and maintains physical improvement projects that promote a high quality, attractive and well maintained public environment. In the first few years, the BID will focus on design, installation and maintenance of landscaped medians, gateway welcome and way-finding signage, as well as other streetscape enhancements such as pedestrian lighting, tree plantings and banners.
- Landscape improvements to four medians along DeKalb Pike and three medians along First Avenue were completed in two-phases. Lush greenery and trees have been planted and are beginning to bloom. View full project details and pictures HERE.
- Landscape Improvements on Henderson Road began the week of April 1, 2013. KOP-BID is funding a $69,000 landscape improvement project to enhance the Henderson Road expansion project being completed by Upper Merion Township. The landscape improvements include a mix of 495 native Pennsylvania shrubs, 54 shade and ornamental flowering trees, and 750 perennials and groundcovers. Read more about the project from the official press release, HERE.
- 8,000 Flower Bulbs were installed in early 2013 at the Exit 329 off of the Schuylkill Expressway. The bulbs were donated to KOP-BID by America Responds With Love in cooperation with the King of Prussia Mall.
- “Welcome to King of Prussia” gateway signage is being installed at four of King of Prussia’s major points of entry. The 22 ft tall, 4 1/2 ft wide signs are energy efficient and LED illuminated. KOP-BID worked with Upper Merion Township, PennDOT District 6-0 and PECO to design and install the gateway signs in some very challenging locations. The project will be completed in two phases:
-Phase One: Complete
DeKalb Pike (Rt. 202) and S. Gulph Rd.
DeKalb Pike (Rt. 202) near Saulin Blvd (partially solar powered)
First Ave. and N. Gulph Rd.
S. Henderson Rd. and S. Gulph Rd.
-Phase Two: To be completed in spring 2013
Village Drive/Swedesford Rd and 422 interchange
Mall Blvd. and Conrad Rd.
View photos of the installation process on our Facebook page HERE.
- Committee Chairman: Bob Hart, Simon Property Group
- Jim Sunday, Liberty Property Trust
- James Papola, InterDigital Communications, LLC
- Kathy Sweeney-Pogwist, Brandywine Realty Trust
- Ed O’Brien, Upper Merion Township
Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata), Daylily (Hemerocallis) and Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln') begin to bloom in our First Avenue medians.
Gateway Signs installed at King of Prussia's major points of entry.