‘Dragon Green’ Southwark schoolyard design wins Community Design Collaborative award

Southwark Elementary is in the process of raising money for a schoolyard redesign to create an expansive “Dragon Green” for students to play and learn. There’s also plans to transform the school from just an educational facility into a multi-use “community school.” At the end of October, the Community Design

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Little Spoon Cafe, Bing Bing Dim Sum honored in Community Design Collaborative Storefront Challenge

A South Street West cafe and an East Passyunk Avenue restaurant were among the winners in the Community Design Collaborative’s 2016 Storefront Challenge. The bi-yearly competition highlights how these more recent businesses are working to transform their spaces, creating curb appeal across the city. Two South Philly businesses came out

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Valley Green Bank’s dramatic transformation takes Best Overall Design at ‘Storefront Challenge’

The South Philadelphia branch of Valley Green Bank opened last June and instantly rejuvenated the corner of Broad and Tasker St. with bright colors and welcoming windows. Last week, Valley Green Bank and Metcalfe Architecture & Design took home the honor of “Best Overall Design” in the 2014 Storefront Challenge from The City

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CAPA high school receives planning grant to transform its front yard on Broad Street

The underused front yard of CAPA, the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Broad and Christian streets, could see some new life. The Community Design Collaborative has awarded CAPA’s Home and School Association a planning grant to explore possibilities for the green space out front. “We’ll help

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Plans for turning Titan Park from concrete jungle to ‘green oasis’ inch forward

The Community Design Collaborative has released a new plan for the tiny Titan Park space and it looks like it’s a step closer to becoming the “green oasis” neighbors had hoped for. We reported about a year ago regarding the plans to revamp the little swath of concrete at Howard and Titan

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