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Economic Development

Nueva Esperanza, Inc.

rStore provides preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations revitalizing Philadelphia’s commercial corridors. rStore design consultations help store owners plan storefront façade improvements and apply for grants. Six businesses on the North Fifth Street Commercial Corridor received recommendations and sketches on repainting, preserving historical features, and replacing signage, lighting, windows, and doors.

Volunteer Design Team

Annabelle Salle

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Architect, Registered
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jack Conviser

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Planner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Brummer

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Architect, Registered

"Volunteer and leadership opportunities with the Collaborative teach you to work with people, and to give ideas and take ideas."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joanna Trago

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Cost Estimator

“Adding new materials can be done with sensitivity. Sometimes, you have to step outside your comfort zone and understand what materials will keep the historic feel.”

Gardner Fox Associates
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Patrick Baker

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Cost Estimator
Gardner Fox Associates
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
rStore: Design Consultation for Commercial Corridor Facade Improvements (Nueva Esperanza)
Address
N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood
Hunting Park
Upper North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
169
Value of Pro Bono Services
$16,350
Design Grant Completed
April 30, 2013
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