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October 25th, 2017

Opening Doors for Development in Southwest Philly

A conceptual design for affordable housing has received positive feedback and is taking Southwest CDC in new directions.

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Bowling Ball 2009, The Big Lebowski, and Bittenbender Construction
A toast-- or at least a round of White Russians-- to Bittenbender Construction, the  first Big Lebowski sponsor of the Collaborative's annual Bowling Ball fundraiser. Join...
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Green Walls and More for Dickinson Square
Posted by Linda Dottor The dedicated members of Friends of Dickinson Square  regularly pick up litter and tend the park’s 25 fledgling shade trees. But, in 2007, the group...
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Green Horizons for Cook-Wissahickon School
  Posted by Linda Dottor Yesterday’s column by Philadelphia Inquirer’s Monica Yant Kinney’s praised the Cook-Wissahickon School in Roxborough as a public school success....
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Meet Our Volunteers: Alex Chan
2009 - Alex Chan's interest in design started in seventh grade, when his Construction Technology teacher asked him and his classmates to design their dream homes. "That first...
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Julian Abele Park Ribbon Cutting
Posted by Haley Loram Named in honor of the architect Julian Abele, Philadelphia’s first new public park in over a decade began as a Collaborative project to reclaim a vacant...
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Miracle on Seventh Street
Posted by Linda Dottor Mt. Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing opened its doors with a jubilant ribbon cutting celebration on January 10. The affordable, 56-unit apartment...
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Food Access: A New Cause for Michelle Obama?
Last week, Michelle Obama's new kitchen garden sparked lots of commentary  about fresh produce and the growing sustainable food movement. In Fresh Food for Urban Deserts, the New...
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Breaking ground at Sheridan Street
Posted by Haley Loram Another one of our projects that has forward momentum is volunteer firm Interface Studio Architects' 20-unit sustainable housing development for the...
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