D&B Construction has been engaged by the Developer (Riverfront at Royersford, LLC) as the General Contractor for this state-funded RACP Grant Project for the scope of work required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In our role as General Contractor on this Project, we started top soil removal, existing concrete foundation removal and mass grading during the first week of October 2022. This limited scope of work, which entails bringing elevations of the existing grade out of the 100-year flood plain on this four-acre space, is anticipated to be complete in the beginning of December. Extensive permitting has taken place with the required agencies so the site elevation will be appropriately raised to withstand any issues.
Once complete, this project will be a mixed-use facility that features a combination of multi-family apartment living by the river, supported by commercial retail space at grade level, which will offer entertainment and restaurant opportunities. The Riverfront at Royersford, LLC’s goal for this space is to bring life back to the river at what was once the industrial brownfield sites. This LLC is comprised of Lewis Environmental’s President, Rick Lewis, and The Commonwealth Group’s Vice President, Don Robitzer.
According to Rick Lewis, “This process has been 10 years in the making… We work here, we live here, we want it to be great for everyone.” The trestle bridge connects two counties and three municipalities, and the hope of this re-imagined space is to attract recreational boating and other uses for the Schuylkill River. A riverside lounge with a 15,000 SF riverfront deck will make way for music and various uses, accompanied by a beautiful riverfront setting with direct access to the Schuylkill River Trail System. The commercial retail opportunities will span in availability from 1,000 SF to 10,000 SF, and the apartments will offer studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and loft options just minutes from Routes 422 and 724.