An important rehabilitation in the heart of West Philadelphia Certificate of Merit from the PA Historical & Museum Commission Creating community in one west Philadelphia neighborhood An important rehabilitation in the heart of West Philadelphia Diamond Street Diamond Street Philadelphia PA Philadelphia PA
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Project Info

Project TypeRehabilitation
Total Units49
CompletedFebruary 2011
Recognition

Award Winner

  • PA Historical and Museum Commission Bureau for Historic Preservation, Certificate of Merit

The Brownstones at Diamond Street

Philadelphia PA

Phase I of the Diamond Street Initiative, now known as The Brownstones at Diamond Street, included the substantial rehabilitation of twenty-five (25) existing three-story townhouses in northwest Philadelphia aimed at providing a total of forty-nine (49) new affordable apartment units. Eleven (11) units are one-bedroom, twenty-five (25) offer two- and three-bedroom configurations. The first and second floors of two of the rehabilitated properties house management offices, a multi-purpose community space for residents, and an after-school dayroom.

The scope of work at Diamond Street included complete interior demolition, cleaning of the existing brownstone and trim, repointing of the brick and other masonry repairs, new exterior windows and doors, roof repair, the reconfiguration of interior partitions, door and hardware replacement, and interior finishes including painting, ceramic wall tile, VCT flooring and carpeting, as well as kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, and appliances. The work also included replacement of existing plumbing systems, as well as a new fire sprinkler system in all units and common areas.

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The Brownstones at Diamond Street

Project TypeRehabilitation
Total Units49
CompletedFebruary 2011
Location Philadelphia PA
Recognition PA Historical and Museum Commission Bureau for Historic Preservation (Certificate of Merit)

Phase I of the Diamond Street Initiative, now known as The Brownstones at Diamond Street, included the substantial rehabilitation of twenty-five (25) existing three-story townhouses in northwest Philadelphia aimed at providing a total of forty-nine (49) new affordable apartment units. Eleven (11) units are one-bedroom, twenty-five (25) offer two- and three-bedroom configurations. The first and second floors of two of the rehabilitated properties house management offices, a multi-purpose community space for residents, and an after-school dayroom.

The scope of work at Diamond Street included complete interior demolition, cleaning of the existing brownstone and trim, repointing of the brick and other masonry repairs, new exterior windows and doors, roof repair, the reconfiguration of interior partitions, door and hardware replacement, and interior finishes including painting, ceramic wall tile, VCT flooring and carpeting, as well as kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, and appliances. The work also included replacement of existing plumbing systems, as well as a new fire sprinkler system in all units and common areas.

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