Zion Baptist Church was one of three religious sites that received design services through the Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative—a partnership between the Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places to re-envision underutilized, purpose-built religious properties as community hubs. Zion Baptist Church has a rich history and strong ties to the community. The site is comprised of two buildings—the 1970s contemporary building where the congregation worships and the 1920s “annex” which housed the church’s outreach programs until recently. The buildings are located directly across the street from each other and just one block from the intersection of Broad, Germantown and Erie, a key location along the North Broad Street commercial corridor. Zion and Called to Serve Community Development Corporation hope to reactivate the vacant annex as a part of the commercial corridor’s revitalization.