The Project Team has formed partnerships with three nonprofit organizations (NPOs). These partners will assist the Project Team by facilitating the design charrettes and promoting through public outreach and social media.

apm logo

The Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)  is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development NPO that is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Philadelphia area. APM’s mission and vision are as multifaceted and diverse as the people it serves. The organization creates job opportunities, revitalizes neighborhoods, and supports families and individuals . Stormwater management is one of APM’s priority environmental issues. For example, recently APM partnered with Community Design Collaborative and other organizations to run a design charrette to develop five alternative development scenarios for a location inside the service area. The scenarios included Third Places that had on-site stormwater management facilities and offered meeting and collaboration places for locals . In addition, PWD has announced American Street (located inside the service area) as one of the seven Stormwater Management Enhancement Districts (SMEDs) in Philadelphia.

Charrette Details:

When: March 14, 2015 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Paseo Verde Community Room – 1950 N. 9th Street

What: Design charrette for the vacant lots at 6th & Diamond and the recreational area in the APM housing complex

Lunch and design materials will be provided.  Please email antonio.romero@apmphila.org with your contact information to be added to the guest list.


Posts About APM:

Charrette Announcement >>

6th & Diamond Streets Charrette Flyer >>

Design Charrette Images >>

Design Charrette Recap >>

Final Conceptual Master Plan >>


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