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Frankford Community Development Corporation

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 Frankford Avenue Commercial Corridor received recommendations and sketches on repainting, preserving historical features, and replacing signage, lighting, windows, and doors.

Volunteer Design Team

Andy Allwine

Architect, Registered
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cem Ozdeniz

Architect, Intern
Haverford, Pennsylvania

Joanna Trago

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
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Mobilia

Architect, Intern
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
rStore: Design Consultation for Commercial Corridor Facade Improvements (Frankford CDC)
4600 Paul St and Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Lower Northeast Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
June 10, 2014
Giving people a picture of what they can actually do
Cost estimator Joanna Trago recently received our “Best Supporting Actor” award. And no wonder! Since 2010, she’s advised dozens of storeowners on five commercial corridors about...
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