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January 8th, 2019

Final Rounds of Design Grants for 2018

Three local nonprofits received grants of preliminary design services in the final half of 2018 through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant program.

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Schools at Work
The Community Design Collaborative's design assistance got Meredith School on Philadelphia magazine's DIY School Reform honor roll for their plans to green their schoolyard....
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Four Design Grants Delivered for South Philly
Over the holidays, the Collaborative’s sleigh was full for South Philly. We wrapped up four design grants to enhance open space, wellness, and key corridors in South Philadelphia....
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Good News from Lansdowne and Tacony
We received good news from two past recipients of Collaborative design grants last month. Erica Sollberger, Director of Parks and Recreation for Lansdowne Borough, reports...
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Bridges to Health Filling a Gap
  Puentes de Salud, a past Design Grant recipient, was featured in a  recent story in the New York Times, Nonprofit Clinic Offers 'Bridges to Health' to Philadelphia's Legal...
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West Philly Gets a Promise Zone
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the area along the Schuylkill River between  Girard Avenue, Sansom Street, and 48th Street has been chosen as one of the first Promise Zones...
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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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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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Well Played: Conceptual Design for Columbus Square Park
Sports have long been the main act at Columbus Square Park in South Philadelphia. Two busy athletic fields take up over two-thirds of this city block bounded by Wharton, 12th,...
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Six to Fix: Our Latest Grants of Design Services
The Collaborative is pleased to announce six new grants of design services aimed at improving community-based facilities, commercial corridors, and urban schoolyards....
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