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Mt. Vernon Manor CDC Community Center

Philadelphia, PA

LRK provided preliminary architectural design services in West Philadelphia as part of Philadelphia’s Community Design Collaborative pro bono program.  The Mt. Vernon CDC sought to provide affordable housing opportunities in this university-adjacent, gentrifying neighborhood, as well as create a community center and offices for their neighborhood programming and social services. A long-vacant rowhome and two adjacent vacant lots offered the LRK team an opportunity to pursue a mixed-use development with an open ground floor, with a welcoming “front porch” and a glass storefront. The design incorporates a basement-level community room which opens out to a garden terrace, creating an outdoor classroom or performance space for 100 people.  The renovated rowhome and upper story apartments provide 5 affordable units.

Architects | Designers | Planners
Memphis
50 South B.B. King Blvd.
Suite 600
Memphis, TN 38103
901.521.1440
Baton Rouge
1680 Lobdell Avenue
Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.928.4905
Celebration
AR91636
671 Front St., Suite 220
Celebration, FL 34747
407.566.2575
Dallas
150 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Suite 104D
Dallas, TX 75207
214.389.3816
Little Rock
319 President Clinton Ave.
Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.246.3950
New Orleans
643 Magazine Street
Suite 102
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.558.1885
Princeton
217 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
609.683.3600
Philadelphia
Public Ledger Building
Suite 756
150 S. Independence Mall W.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
267.804.7040