Station Area Description

The Station Area encompasses approximately 17 acres surrounding Paoli Station. Paoli Station is positioned on Lancaster Avenue along the Central Business District (CBD), which creates an established and built-out environment immediately adjacent to the station. Potential development exists at nearby Paoli Rail Yards, a 39-acre Brownfield site located in neighboring Willistown Township. A significant portion of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site is owned by Amtrak. In 2009, Amtrak selected a master developer to pave the way for redevelopment, but the project has not advanced beyond the conceptual stage.

Key metrics for the Station Area are as follows:

  • Total Acreage                -     16.64 acres
  • Total Parcels                   -   23
  • Average Parcel Area        -   0.72 acres
  • Total Assessment Value  -   $12,451,500
  • Average Parcel Value       -   $541,370

The Station Area coincides with SEPTA’s concept for the station re-design, which is an alternative referred to as the Darby Road concept plan. The Darby Road alternative eliminates the Valley Road bridge, which currently connects the eastbound and westbound platforms, and replaces it with a pedestrian overpass. Darby Road would be extended to provide vehicle access to the station. Station improvements could include structured parking with ground-level retail, a kiss and ride area, and a dedicated area for shuttle buses. SEPTA's concept is intended to improve internal traffic circulation, provide additional parking capacity, and improve the station's connectivity to adjacent compatible developments. Paoli Village Shoppes and other nearby commercial development could benefit from these investments. 

Paoli Station - Site Profile*

*Please note that the information provided in the Site Profiles was collected March 2013, therefore station area conditions may have changed over the past year.