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March 28th, 2019

First Round of Design Grants for 2019

Four nonprofits have received grants of preliminary design services in through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant Program. We'll be helping them activate two sacred spaces and two lots for community use.

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Philly Facade Fanatics
At our recent Storefront Challenge awards celebration, The Merchant Fund’s Patricia Blakely likened a new facade to a new dress that "looks good and gets you noticed." The...
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Refreshing Ridge Avenue Storefronts
The Ridge Avenue - Midvale Avenue Commercial Corridor is a place for neighborhood errands as well as the front door to East Falls for Philadelphians out for a walk, run, ride,...
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Moving forward with Maplewood Mall
The city has  issued a Request for Proposals for $2.2 million in improvements to Germantown's Maplewood Mall. The Collaborative prepared a conceptual design for the mall in 20...
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Re-imagining the East Falls Corridor
East Falls asserts itself. Brawny steel bridges and brick arches set the stage as you approach its Midvale Avenue gateway from Kelly Drive. This past year, we worked with...
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Amplifying the Impact of Mariposa
Section for the Mariposa's proposed food co-op from our conceptual design and feasibility study.GRID magazine revisited Mariposa Food Co-op  in its February issue to report on...
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Finding New Life for Irreplaceable Buildings
Boyd Theater | The Legendary Blue Horizon | Nineteenth Street Baptist Church | Engine 46 Firehouse | Shawmont Station | Robinson Store | Haddington Historic District |...
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Destined for Frankford
We're working on three projects in Frankford! The Collaborative will be directing its design talent to Paul Street, a neighborhood commercial street that branches off Frankford...
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Putting the Green Back in Bainbridge
Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Streets has shape-shifted over the past century, reflecting each generation's idea about what the city needed—a public market, a formal...
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New Mixed-Use Development at Nicetown's Front Door
  We’re feeling really great about last week’s dedication of Nicetown Court II. Heidi Segall Levy joined Nicetown CDC last week for the dedication of a new, $19 million,...
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