6th & Diamond Streets Design Charrette: Your Ideas Are Needed!

On March 14, 2015 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Paseo Verde’s Community Room (1950 N. 9th Street), APM and Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) will be partnering to host a design charrette for the vacant lots at 6th & Diamond Streets and the recreational area inside the APM housing complex.

6th & Diamond Streets: Location of vacant lots

The CSC and APM have formed a partnership for this project, sponsored by EPA’s Urban Small Waters Grant program (2014-2016).  The charrette will involve a short presentation by Temple University faculty followed by a small-group interactive design activity for the site, focusing on community outdoor recreational spaces and stormwater management.

The event will conclude with each group presenting their vision for the lots.  Participants will discuss the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure, and play a vital role in transforming vacant lots into recreational and community assets.  A professionally designed conceptual site plan will be developed following the charrette, based on participants’ ideas and visions for the lots.

This is a free public event – both materials for the design activities and lunch will be provided.

RSVPs are required by February 14, 2015.  Please email antonio.romero@apmphila.org with your contact information to be added to the guest list.


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