Mixed Use: Residential & Commercial
2,250 SF
Philadelphia, PA: East Parkside

Working to create a replicable model for their community, Centennial Parkside CDC obtained a shuttered property in the heart of East Parkside’s once-thriving commercial corridor to house their headquarters and a single-family, affordable housing unit. The team is exploring a wide range of low carbon, energy efficient strategies to build a shared language of community resiliency and universal agency. Blending technical solutions with community touchstones, strategies include: rooftop solar, energy consumption monitoring, high performance windows, efficient building systems, a kitchen garden, accessible site and building design, biophilic plantings, natural materials and restored architectural features.



Developer: Centennial Parkside CDC

Structural Engineer: Larsen & Landis

Energy Consultant: New Ecology