Sacred places, Civic Spaces

Sacred Places/Civic Spaces a city-wide effort to reverse the trend of purpose build religious institutions being torn down.


Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places / Civic Spaces is a partnership between Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places to re-envision underutilized, purpose-built religious properties as community hubs. The Zion Baptist Church Annex was chosen as one of three sites in Philadelphia. Each site is assigned a community partner (Called To Serve) and design partners (Studio 6mm (lead)

Philadelphia Inquirer article on the recent Sacred Places/Civic Spaces Reveal Event

Called To Serve and Commerce Department host Mayor on Small Business Saturday

On Small Business Saturday November 25, 2018 Mayor Jim Kenney, Commerce Director Harold Epps and representatives from the Commerce Department, members of the Broad, Germantown and Erie business association visited five stores.