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Design Profile: Rebuild

Rebuilding Community Infrastructure

“Rebuild” is the City of Philadelphia’s historic investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and libraries across Philadelphia. Proposed in Mayor Jim Kenney’s first budget as a part of his vision for a more equitable Philadelphia, Rebuild’s promise to acknowledge history, engage the community and invest intentionally seeks to uplift pivotal community spaces, empower neighborhoods, and promote economic opportunity through diversity and inclusion.

Rebuild’s impact will be felt throughout Philadelphia giving residents recreation and library facilities improvements that are long deserved. In total, Rebuild will invest in 72 sites in neighborhoods throughout the city. Rebuild currently boasts a Minority and Women-owned business participation rate in professional service and construction contracts of over 66%. Philadelphians are seeing their local projects led by both dedicated public servants working for the city, and by over 20 non-profit partners (Project Users) who are tasked with ensuring community feedback throughout the design process and seeing projects through to completion.

Project: Miles Mack Playground, completed in Fall 2021

Location: 732 N 36th, Philadelphia PA

Client: National Real Estate Development

Project Size: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Rebuild Philadelphia

Project Team:

Langan (Landscape Architect and Civil Engineer)

In Focus Planning (Concept Playground Design)

KS Engineers (Civil Engineering)

Chestnut Engineering (MEP Engineer)

Bittenbender Construction, LP (General Contractor)

Project: East Poplar Playground, completed in Fall 2021

Location: 808 N 8th St, Philadelphia PA 

Client: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Rebuild Philadelphia

Project Team:

Ground Reconsidered, LLC (Landscape Architect)

KS Engineers, PC (Civil Engineer)

Arora Engineers, Inc., Inc. (MEP Engineer)

D’Angelo Bros., Inc. (General Contractor)

Project: Olney Recreation Center, currently in construction

Location: 100 E Godfrey Ave, Philadelphia PA

Client: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Rebuild Philadelphia

Project User: Public Health Management Corporation

Project Team:

Antoine Johnson, LLC (Project User Owner Representative)

Kelly Maiello, Inc. (Architect)

Ground Reconsidered, LLC (Landscape Architect)

Hunt Engineering Co. (Civil Engineer)

Bittenbender Construction, LP (General Contractor)

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