Philadelphia PA | 2013 | Completed
Kelly/Maiello Architects | Architecture
Kelly/Maiello, along with Urban Planners developed a guide to enable religious congregations to evaluate the potential for long-term rental of surplus space to service organizations, cultural groups, professional firms and other compatible users, in order for them to increase revenue in the face of declining membership. Three case studies were completed. The study for the historic Union Baptist Church at 1910 Fitzwater Street resulted in three potential uses. One was to use the lower level of the church for daycare/after-school programming, another to develop new residential units on lots owned by the church, and the last was to use the main sanctuary of the church as a performing arts venue.
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