Project Name: Riddle Village Retirement Community
Application: Fire Lane
Install Date: September 1995
Install Size: 1010 m2 (10,872 sq ft)
Address: 1068 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
Client: Riddle Hospital
Contractor: Caramanico Landscaping, 675 Beatty Road, Springfield, PA 19064
Directions: Hwy 1 to Riddle Memorial Hospital, enter at main sign, (across the street from Granite Run Mall) take an immediate left to the Village, drive around to the back side of the complex.
Location: Fire lane starts from drive that goes underneath a 12’-6” overhead walkway and into a parking garage. The GP2 fire lane goes into the inner courtyard from the cut curb to the shuffleboard and also toward the curved hard surface upward path to the right.
Photography: Vicki Bohnhoff, October 2003
Summary: The retirement facility is built in a box shape with an inner courtyard which has emergency fire lane access via a lane in the back that goes underneath a walkover and over grass landscaping. This area is well maintained and probably has an irrigation system. Grasspave2 contributes to the park-like appearance and yet provides concealed fire safety access. For comparison of grass paving systems, next door the Riddle Hospital has a Grasscrete emergency lane from Hwy 1 into the parking lot on the west end.