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Mixed Use: Residential & Commercial
Adaptive Reuse
3,500 SF
Philadelphia: East Parkside

Working to create a replicable model for redevelopment and resiliency within their community, Centennial Parkside CDC obtained a shuttered property in a once-thriving commercial corridor to house their headquarters and a single-family, affordable housing unit. In addition to providing flexible program space for the CDC’s core initiatives of facilitating affordable housing, promoting homeownership, developing Black owned businesses, providing food education, and establishing a community solar network, CPCDC used their building as a test case for broader neighborhood implementation. The team explored a wide range of low carbon, energy efficient strategies while prioritizing opportunities for local hiring and minority workforce development. The resulting design blends technical solutions with community touchstones.




Building Envelope

Slab On Grade: R-7.2

Above Grade Walls: R-21/R-25.5

Roof: R-47.4


Project Team:

Developer: Centennial Parkside CDC

Structural Engineer: Larsen & Landis

Mechanical Engineer: Hutec Engineering

Builder: BDFS Group

Owner's Representative: Community Ventures 

Energy Verifier: New Ecology

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