NEIGHBORHOOD ICON REINVENTED In an area of Philadelphia overrun with drugs, violence and poverty, this project presents and opportunity as a catalyst for development growth among a rapidly changing section of Kensington. The 2.71 acre site is bordered by an industrial rail line to the south, a commercial corridor (Front Street) to the west, and blighted residential neighborhoods to the north and east. The targeted project encompasses 140,000 sq ft and includes the projected revitalization of a five story abandoned industrial mill structure, two story boiler house and two story veterans’ housing complex. Our approach in planning of the site is to respect the historic components of the property. We value the inherent beauty in using buildings that were once conceived and designed for a specific purpose to then be reinvented and reconsidered in a different context. We are fond of the existing mill building and the boiler house and have developed both a master planned site design and various renovation schemes that prioritizes those buildings as icons for the site strategy.