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Significant Planning & Study Projects

Lower Merion Township Wide Trail Feasibility Study
Location: Lower Merion Township, PA
Client: Lower Merion Twp.
Contact: Lindsay Taylor, Dir. Of Recreation, 610-645-6188
Completion Date: 2004
Notes: CT&C in association with The RBA Group, have been hired by Lower Merion Township to develop a feasibility plan of a township-wide system. The trail would benefit walkers, cyclists, hikers and bladers and utilize existing streets and sidewalks. A service of public meetings will allow the team to determine "problem areas" and offer solutions to these areas. The following areas will be addressed in the study:
1) Existing physical conditions within the trail system that determines potential trail locations and any alternative routes within municipalities
2) Land ownership patterns in the area. Potential legal challenges or questionable title that would affect trail development within the Township.
3) Various types of trails: Widened shoulders, share the road, separated paths, sidewalks, multi-use, rails-trails/rails with trails
4) Parks, schools, neighborhood, historic and cultural linkages/education opportunities that may be possible with trail development
5) Possible connections to neighboring municipalities for both recreational and commuter use by residents and employees
6) Linkages and coordination with proposed and/or existing trails such as the Valley Forge Trail.

Diamond Street Neighborhood Revitalization
Location: 1745, 1825-31 Diamond St., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Advocate Community Development Corp.
Contact: Joanne Jackson, Exec. Dir., 215-765-3650
Completion Date: 2004
Notes: CT&C was retained to provide historic preservation planning and limited architectural services involving the conversion of these abandoned buildings, once home to Philadelphia's nouveau riche during the expansive era of the post Civil War-Industrialization. The highly ornate buildings of 1825-31 Diamond Street were originally designed by Angus Wade, who was known for his use of an eclectic mix of Gothic, Moorish and Romanesque architectural characteristics. Upon ACDC's acquisition of additional funds, CT&C will design 16 apartments with first floor handicapped accessible units in these 1800 block buildings.

Chester Valley Trail Extension
Location: Montgomery Co.
Client: Montgomery Planning Commission
Contact: John Wood, 610-278-3736
Completion Date: 2004
Notes: CT&C teamed with the RBA Group to interpret an attractive non-motorized transportation route in and between numerous residential, commercial and institutional sites between King of Prussia and Norristown. The route follows the line of settlement in the Valley originally served by Sweedsford Road and subsequently the railroad and finally the Route 202 and Schuylkill Expressways. Incorporated are links to the Philadelphia - Valley Forge Trail at Norristown and the Chester Valley Trail at King of Prussia, which enhance the importance of the trail.

American Swedish Historical Museum Preservation Plan
Location: 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Client: American Swedish Historical Museum
Contact: Richard Waldron, Director, 215-389-1776
Completion Date: 2003
Notes: ASHM hired CT&C to complete a Historic Preservation Plan for the Museum's building. The project was prompted by a persistent water problem in the Museum's basement that threatens the safety of the collections, the building's integrity, and its ability to function as a Museum. CT&C and its team of mechanical, electrical and structural/environmental engineers and conservator surveyed the building inside and out to assess and describe its physical condition and problems, recommended remedial procedures in detail and order of priority and established their costs.

Beth Sholom Synagogue Keystone Grant Application
Location: 8231 Old York Rd. Elkins Park, PA
Client: eth Sholom Congregation
Contact: Harvey Friedrich, Exec. Director, 215-887-4489
Completion Date: 2003
Notes: The Beth Sholom Synagogue, designed by renowned architect Frank Llyod Wright, is an icon of American architecture. Wright defined the building as the 1st American Synagogue because of its use of native materials, textures, and colors in demonstrating its Biblical roots to Judaism. Completed in 1957, the Synagogue is now in need of historically sensitive repairs including recoating of the lower roofs, repairing exterior masonry walls and application of watertight coating, restaining the entry step and walkway area. refinishing the Wright designed Bema Furniture used for ritual purposes, repairing upholstery of seat cushions and refinishing interior metal and glass doors. The Synagogue hired CT&C to research funding options for these repairs. CT&C later completed a Keystone Grant Application for the Synagogue.

Chester Valley Trail
Location: Chester & Montgomery Co's
Client: Parks & Recreation Dept. of Chester Co.
Contact: Bob Folwell, 610-344-6416
Completion Date: 2003
Notes: CT&C has teamed with The RBA Group to provide a trail alternative for travel between all points in Chester County. The team will draw on the beauty that still lines the abandoned Chester Valley rail line between King of Prussia and the Downingtown area. Links to Philadelphia-Valley Forge Trail at Norristown and the Struble Trail at Downingtown will enhance the importance of the Trail.

Darby Creek Rivers Conservation Plan
Location: Darby Creek Watershed
Client: Darby Creek Valley Association
Contact: Anne Ackerman, 610-789-1814
Completion Date: 2003
Notes: CT&C assisted Cahill Associates with addressing environmental issues critical in a largely urbanized watershed - from flooding and pollution to loss of aesthetic character and stream accessibility. CT&C emphasized on the importance of educating the residents and municipalities of the existing unrecognized and unlinked historical and cultural resources that tell the story of the historical development of the Darby Creek Watershed. Additionally, CT&C stressed the importance of improving existing trails, linking with new trail sections, and promoting such a trail system would immeasurably increase the public's awareness, protection and enhancement of the Creek and its watershed.

Philadelphia Zoo Parking and Access Study
Location: 34th St & Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Client: The Zoological Society of Philadelphia and the Parkside Historic Preservation Corp.
Contact: Kenneth Woodson, Zoological Society of Phila, 215-243-1100ex338
Completion Date: 2003
Notes: For several years, the Philadelphia Zoo has sought to improve parking and access to the Zoo. CT&C previously prepared the Zoo Transportation Center Study, which reviewed the re-opening of a Regional Rail Station. Later, in early 2002 CT&C developed a concept for a mixed-use facility at 35th & Girard Avenue to include commercial development, structured parking, and a future Regional Rail Station. In August of 2002, CT&C and its team of engineers, planners, traffic consultants and cost estimator were asked to prepare a parking and access study. The design solutions incorporated the Zoo's existing historical buildings and site plan and solutions that could co-exist and benefit the surrounding Parkside Historical Neighborhood and Fairmount Park landscape.

Center City Bicycle Facilities
Location: Central Philadelphia, PA
Client: Central Philadelphia Transportation Mgmt. Assoc. (CPTMA)
Contact: Tanya Seaman (now at PhillyCarShare), 215-386-0988
Completion Date: 2002
Notes: CPTMA retained CT&C to determine the feasibility of establishing one or more bicycle facilities in Center City, btw. Spring Garden and South Streets and from the Delaware to the Schuylkill River. These facilities would provide secure bicycle parking and other possible amenities to make bicycle commuting to Center City easier and more comfortable. Recreational bicyclists could also safely park their bikes to enjoy the city's many attractions and amenities on foot. CT&C also researched additional services such as bicycle repair and maintenance while-you-wait, and concierge service while-you-work; public transit and bicycle route maps; bicycle rentals; and establishing other compliment businesses, such as coffee shops, to serve as an additional security feature.

East Coast Greenway Cecil & New Castle Counties
Location: Cecil & New Castle Counties
Client: WILMAPCO
Contact: Heather Ehrich, 302-737-6205
Completion Date: 2002
Notes: Team CT&C and Urban Engineers have been involved in the East Coast Greenway for several years now either as consultants, or as advocates. Previously having performed field research and mapped routes for the East Coast Bicycle Trail through northern Delaware and Maryland, the team proposed concepts for Cecil and New Castle County sections that included: Links to towns, Economic Revitalization, Solving the Fragmentation of Open Space, Links to the Regional Trail and Transportation Network, Links to Historic and Cultural Resources & The Creation of a "Continuously Interesting Environment.

Fairmount Park Boxer Trail
Location: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Natural Lands Restoration & Environmental Education Program
Contact: Mark Focht, ASLA, Natural Lands Restoration Manager, 215-685-0274
Completion Date: 2002
Notes: CT&C teamed with Andropogon Associates to assist with the design of a portion of the Boxer Trail in East Fairmount Park. The proposed section is approximately 1.5miles in length. The trail was designed for shared use -pedestrians and equestrians -with unpaved areas where the trail enters the wooded areas of the park. ADA guidelines for trail development were used as a basis of design with exception of the steps at Strawberry Mansion. The steps were carefully repaired in keeping with the original historical design and context. Directional and identification signs were also included in the design plan.

Marcus Hook Streetscape Project
Location: Route 13 & Route 452
Client: Borough of Marcus Hook
Contact: Bruce Dorbian, Borough Manager, 610-485-1341
Completion Date: 2002
Notes: CT&C in association with Andropogon Associates, Ltd. were retained to develop corridor improvement options for Routes 13 and 452. The team analyzed existing physical conditions, land ownership patterns, existing landscaping requiring improvements or replacements, traffic volumes and demand approximations, historic and cultural linkages and educational opportunities, and linkages and coordination with East Coast Greenway segments in New Castle County, Trainer Borough and the remaining Delaware County Route 13 and 291 corridor.

Tinicum/Fort Mifflin Corridor Study
Location: Philadelphia & Delaware Co., PA
Client: National Park Service & Fort Mifflin-on-the-Delaware
Contact: Julia Bell, Planner NPS, 215-597-6473
Completion Date: 2002
Notes: This planning project, which includes brownfields and a highly industrial area, is an extension of the Schuylkill River Greenway. Within this urban and industrialized area exist several hidden treasures to which CT&C helped plan the reconnection of residents and visitors to nature and their heritage, and provided the opportunity to make Philadelphia's urban environment cleaner and greener.

Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail
Location: Chester Creek Branch
Client: Friends of Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail
Contact: Michael Fusco, 610-558-1262
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: Early in 2001, a developer requested to utilize a portion of the Chester Creek Branch right of way to allow the construction of an access road to a new subdivision. As a result, the Friends of Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail commissioned CT&C to evaluate the impact on trail development and future rail-banking. Additionally, CT&C was asked to prepare a cost estimate of trail development adjacent to the developer's property.

Fairmount Park Trail Master Plan
Location: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Natural Lands Restoration & Environmental Education Program.
Contact: Nancy Goldenberg, 215-685-0279
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: CT&C teamed with Andropogon Associates to provide a trail master plan for Cobbs Creek, East and West Fairmount, Tacony, Pennypack and Poquessing Creek Parks. The team's plan includes revealing and protecting the natural and cultural treasures of these parks and making them desirable places to visit with an enhanced trail system. Additionally, the team showed existing links through which the park trail systems are connected to the surrounding communities and public transportation networks.

Germantown Avenue Bridge Bike Lane
Location: Germantown Avenue over Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Philadelphia Department of Streets
Contact: Joseph Syrnick, PE, PLS, 215-686-5537
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: The Philadelphia Department of Streets hired CT&C as a consultant to attend community meetings and offer insights, relying on our experience as experts in historic preservation and community and transportation planning. The design solution had to best meet both the technical requirements for the proposed bridge renovations, as well as the community concerns.

Lorraine Hotel Conversion
Location: 699 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Goldman Properties
Contact: Don Meginley, 215-725-2955
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: Recently sold by Mother Divine, this building previously served as a hotel for Father Divine's followers or guests who would abide by Father Divine's moral code requirements. This preliminary study included design schemes for various conversion options such as a dorm, hotel or apartments. Review with the PHMC regarding the use of Historic Tax Credits for renovations provided guidance on historically appropriate and acceptable design options should the use of Historic Tax Credits be applied to the renovations.

North Delaware Riverfront Redevelopment Plan
Location: North Delaware Riverfront
Client: Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Contact: David Baldinger, Deputy Director 215-683-460
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: This planning initiative is to assess the potential to transform portions of the riverfront no longer required for industrial use into mixed-use communities. CT&C has teamed with Urban Engineers, Inc. to provide a preliminary design and cost estimate of a new recreation/bicycle trail. The trail would parallel the Delaware riverfront between Rhawn and Linden Streets from the mouth of the Pennypack Park to Pleasant Hill Park and then to the Pennypack Park Trail west of I-95.

Reading & Columbia Greenway Master Plan
Location: Borough of Columbia, PA
Client: The Columbia Downtown Development Corporation
Contact: Michael Stark, 717-684-8864
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: CT&C teamed with The RBA Group to prepare a master plan for the development and maintenance of a multi-use greenway and linear trail along the de-activated Reading & Columbia Railroad Line and the Shawnee Run. Also included was the framework of an interpretive scheme for the history of the railroad and adjacent historic resources and development of an environmental education program relative to natural resources present within the corridor.

Solar Light Office Expansion & Alterations
Location: 719-21 Oak Lane, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Solar Light Inc.
Contact: Saul Berger, 215-927-4206
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: CT&C was hired to perform a survey, provide as-built drawings, prepare a code analysis, create a preliminary design and prepare architectural plans and specifications. This work incorporated the client's wish to break through to their newly purchased adjoining building and combine the existing and new space for additional storage, calibration areas, offices, a production area, and a shipping/receiving area.

Ursula Hobson-Fine Art Framing-Shop, Gallery & Apartment Renovations
Location: 1600 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA
Client: Ursula Hobson.
Contact: Ursula Hobson, 215-546-7889
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: Having purchased and painstakingly renovated the deteriorating Pharmacy along with its upper apartments in 1998, Ursula Hobson was unaware of the 20% Federal historic preservation tax credit administered by the National Park Service for renovations to historic buildings that are 50 years or more old. The renovations included the transformation into a 1st floor art frame shop, a 2nd floor Gallery and 3rd and 4th floor apartments. Although the renovations were completed two years ago, the IRS allows 3 years from the time a return is filed to claim a credit. As a result, Ursula Hobson hired CT&C to complete the required historic preservation certification application for approval from the SHPO and the NPS. Since the client had taken photos prior to the renovations, carefully documented the progress of the renovations and had to acquire exterior renovation approvals from the Philadelphia Historical Commission, the application process could be completed according to Federal regulations.

Yeadon Plan
Location: 420 Arbor Rd. & 709 Redwood Ave., Yeadon, PA
Client: Borough of Yeadon.
Contact: Chris VandeVelde, Borough Manager, 610-284-3115
Completion Date: 2001
Notes: CT&C performed preliminary evaluations of currently vacant unsafe, uninhabitable properties to determine the practicality of restoring the buildings or if demolition of the foundation and reconstruction (similar in design and appearance) is a more cost effective solution. The structure at 420 Arbor Rd is a two story half of a twin built in the mid 1900's and the other structure is a two and a half story half of a twin built in the late 19th c. and has interior fire destruction.

Bradley Builders New Office
Location: McNulty Dr. Byberry East Industrial Park, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Bradley Builders and Developers
Contact: Donald C. Bradley, Jr., 215-464-4780
Completion Date: 2000
Notes: CT&C provided site planning services subdividing the existing property into 2 lots while conforming to the zoning code requirements. The site plan depicted one lot for the existing building and the other lot for the proposed Photovoltaics Facility. The plan was then presented to the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation for review and approval.

City Wide Bicycle Network
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: Philadelphia Department of Streets
Contact: Tom Branigan, 215-686-5181
Completion Date: 2000
Notes: CT&C teamed with the RBA Group to create a citywide system of routes and safe parking to the gaps in the existing partial network.

Convent/School Conversion to Condominiums
Location: 900 E. Moyamensing St., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Alan Hunter
Contact: Alan Hunter. 215-463-0202
Completion Date: 2000
Notes: As a resident of the Queen Village Neighborhood, Alan Hunter was concerned about the possible purchase and inappropriate development of the neighboring vacant convent and school. As a result, he purchased the buildings with plans to convert them into aesthetically pleasing condominiums with little alterations to the exterior of the buildings. The convent became his home, and he hired CT&C to do site planning and preliminary design for the school building. The proposed design included subdividing the school for condo type ownership into 4-6 residences with individual entrances, on site parking, private outdoor space, and adding two rental units on the upper 2 floors of the convent with separate entrances through the school. The basement and the fire tower were designed to offer differing office space options for both Alan and his wife.

Kensington & Tacony Branch
Location: Northeast Philadelphia, PA
Client: Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
Contact: Edward Duffy, Vice President, Project Planning, 215-496-8172
Completion Date: 2000
Notes: CT&C teamed with Urban Engineers, Inc. to study the possibility of restoring rail freight service and establishing a recreational trail on the Kensington and Tacony Branch right-of-way in Northeast Philadelphia. This revitalization will benefit the business community in addition to the residents and visitors to Philadelphia.

Wilbur Chocolate Factory Power Plant
Location: 230 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Power Plant Productions, LP.
Contact: James Graham, 215-592-7272
Completion Date: 2000
Notes: 226-30 North Second Street stands as a reminder of the necessity of constructing owner supplied power sources up to the early 20th century, as was needed for production at Philadelphia's once famed Wilbur Chocolate Factory. This simple brick power plant with its protruding smokestack contributes to Old City's once thriving commercial and industrial past. Power Plant Productions hired Campbell Thomas & Co. as a Preservation Consultant to assist with the Historic Preservation Certification Application for renovating the building into a photo studio and rental office space, while restoring its existing historic interior and exterior features. As a result, the owner was able to receive a 20% tax credit for the renovations.

Thorton Renovations
Location: 1620 Monk Rd., Gladwyn PA
Client: Mr. & Mrs. Thorton
Contact: Mr. & Mrs. Thorton, 610-642-4607
Completion Date: 2000
Notes: The Thortons hired CT&C to sketch alternatives and complete as-built drawings for their proposed house renovations to the master bedroom and the breakfast area. The expanded breakfast area would incorporate a fireplace complete with a brick oven.

Botanic Trail Pre-Development Grant
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: Historic Bartram's Garden
Contact: Martha Leigh Wolf, Executive Director, 215-729-5281
Completion Date: 1999
Notes: Following completion of our 1995 trail development study, we assisted our client and their development consultant in obtaining a grant from the William Penn Foundation to begin negotiations with property owners and stakeholders. As project managers, we gave overall direction to the project, and directed the activities of two trail developers hired by Bartram's. We assisted with obtaining grant funds for 1998, and then helped apply for full funding from "NEXTEA."

Gerhard Building
Location: 130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Lower Merion Affordable Housing Corp., Inc.
Contact: Thelma Jacks, Executive Director 610-667-2668
Completion Date: 1999
Notes: Lower Merion Housing Corp. hired CT&C to prepare a feasibility analysis of the Gerhard Building as a potential site for redevelopment into affordable one bedroom apartment units for the elderly. The Gerhard Building, on the campus of the Bryn Mawr Hospital, was originally built as a medical wing and is currently being used as an office for a home health organization and storage spaces for the hospital.

Manayunk Recreation Master Plan
Location: Manayunk, PA
Client: Manayunk Development Corporation
Contact: Kay Smith, Executive Director, Manayunk Development Corp., 215-487-3037ext203
Completion Date: 1999
Notes: CT&C and South Street Design combined their planning skills to plan the redevelopment of Manayunk's past industrial Venice Island. The plan involved recreational opportunities and activities that will enable the neighborhood residents and regional users to experience Manayunk's unique integration of natural and cultural resources.

Vacant Land Management
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Contact: Michael W. Groman, Manager, 215-988-8891
Completion Date: 1999
Notes: CT&C teamed with Fairmount Ventures, Inc. to provide recommendations on vacant land re-use options and neighborhood management systems that are feasible and could potentially be implemented on a city wide basis. The collaboration between the City of Philadelphia and neighborhood based organization with support from non-profit and business communities as appropriate was a priority during this study.

American Swedish Historical Museum
Location:1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Client: American Swedish Historical Museum
Contact: Richard Waldron, Director, 215-389-1776
Completion Date: 1998
Notes: CT&C was chosen for its expertise in historic rehab and accessibility design to effectively plan for the removal of the current accessible barriers, and in the process, improve the functionality of the building. All interior and exterior accessibility alterations will be in keeping with the historical character of the building.

The American Friends Center
Location:1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA
Client: The American Friends Center
Contact: Janice Knuth, Specialist on Disabilities Issues, 215-241-7237
Completion Date: 1998
Notes: The Affirmative Action Office of the American Friends Service Committee commissioned CT&C to conduct a survey of which was threefold: Identify barriers, develop cost effective solutions to barrier mitigation and develop a work plan consisting of a prioritized list of work items with associated costs. Thus, creating a Center which is accessible to as many persons as possible.

Walnut Street Apartments
Location: 1324 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Client: 1260 Housing Development Corp.
Contact: Connie Ulrich-Martin, 215-557-8484ext3204
Completion Date: 1998
Notes: CT&C was hired to assist 1260 Housing Corp. with the Historic Preservation Tax Credits, since the building does contribute to the Center City East Commercial Historic District. During construction, CT&C guided 1260 Housing Corp. in maintaining the proper restoration- in keeping with the Secretary of Interior Standards -of the original exterior elements. The original interior offices of the building have been reconfigured to provide 15 one-bedroom apartments for persons of special needs.

Wissahickon Riparian Restoration Trail Link
Location: Philadelphia & Montgomery Co.'s, PA
Client: The Morris Arboretum
Contact: Joy Lawrence 215-247-5777
Completion Date: 1998
Notes: Proposing a multi-use trail that would direct cyclists away from the Wissahickon's streambank, which will only offer a walking trail as a solution to mitigate the impact of the current trail system. The multi-use trail is planned from Northwestern Ave. to the Cross Country Trail on Stenton Ave., which would complete the multi-use trail connection from Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park to the Montgomery Co. and Fort Washington State Park trail systems.

Brownfields Pilot Program
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: City of Philadelphia
Completion Date: 1997
Notes: CT&C teamed with Powell~Harpstead, Inc. to provide consultation and assist in identifying potential future land uses that are consistent with the areas surrounding each of the five chosen sites in the City of Philadelphia. Land uses were identified by conducting a windshield survey of the areas surrounding the sites and using zoning maps. This information, evaluation of potential threats, and geotechnical investigations were also used to identify potential cleanup actions for each potential land use.

Fairmount Park Bikeway and Rail Trail
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: Fairmount Park Commission
Contact: William Mifflin, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Commission, 215-685-0111
Completion Date: 1996
Notes: CT&C served as the lead consultant for a feasibility study for improvements along both the Wissahickon Creek, and the Schuylkill River from East Falls to Shawmont. These enhancements were intended to remove the last sections of the Philadelphia to Valley Forge Bikeway from conflicts with urban traffic.

Fairmount Waterworks
Location: Kelly Drive, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Client: City of Philadelphia and Fairmount Park Commission
Completion Date: 1996
Notes: This study combined respect for the buildings' important history with greater public access. It addressed an array of practical considerations including the budget, code compliance, handicapped accessibility, and vehicular access.

Fellowship Farm
Location: 2488 Sanatoga Rd., Pottstown, PA
Client: Fellowship Farm
Contact: Fellowship Farm
Completion Date: 1996
Notes: CT&C, partnering with South Street Design, was hired to refocus the Farm's core mission, which had been lost to its present operation as a conference center for outside groups. The team presented a planning process that focused on recycling, renewing, and restoring the grounds which included: enhancing the entrance landscape, building a reception center and moving the present parking lot, designing better signage and lighting for pathways, renovating the outbuildings, upgrading meeting rooms, and enhancing visitor comfort with energy efficient HVAC system.

First African Presbyterian Church
Location: 4159 Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Client: First African Presb. Church
Contact: Mrs. Elizabeth Nolan, Church Historian, 215-747-1164
Completion Date: 1996
Notes: This study involved the review of the Church's exterior materials and conditions, with recommendations for priority items. With special assistance from our structural engineer, CT&C offered solutions to problems involving the decaying terra cotta ornaments, one of the recommended priority items.

Philadelphia Zoo Transportation Center
Location: 34th Street & Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA
Client: The Zoological Society of Philadelphia and the Parkside Historic Preservation Corp.
Contact: Pete Hoskins, President, 243-5201/2
Completion Date: 1996
Notes: The new center was planned with the following goals in mind: Increase access and attendance to the Zoo from city and suburban areas in PA and NJ, reduce congestion on the Schuylkill Expressway and neighborhood streets, provide residents of Parkside, Mantua, and Brewerytown immediate access to the Regional Rail system, and increase SEPTA/NJ Transit ridership: both weekend Zoo visits, and daily commuting.

St. Mary's Church
Location: Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA
Client: St. Mary's Church
Contact: Sr. Patricia Roux, 215-386-3916
Completion Date: 1996
Notes: St. Mary's hired CT&C to design and plan a new AIDS respite center in the former community space of the Church's parish house basement. They also requested CT&C to review the undercroft space of their church building as a possible new location for the existing food outreach programs, and for the church archives that are stored in the parish house basement.

Botanic Trail Development Study
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: Schuylkill River Development Council
Contact: John Randolph, Executive Director, 215-985-9393
Completion Date: 1995
Notes: We studied how a bikeway and Fairmount Park itself might be extended from Central Philadelphia along the lower Schuylkill River to southwest Philadelphia; adjoining the Woodlands Cemetery and Historic Bartram's Garden, both National Historic Landmarks. In addition, we examined potential extensions to the mouth of the Schuylkill River, at Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, as well as related sites for boat docks on this tidewater section of the Schuylkill River.

Christ Community Baptist Church
Location: 1224 North 41st Street, Philadelphia PA
Client: Christ Community Baptist Church
Contact: Rev. Arthur White, 215-877-4000
Completion Date: 1995
Notes: Initially CT&C assisted the congregation in applying for funding to be used for the necessary architectural analysis of current and future uses of this historic art deco structure, originally a synagogue, and its annex. After the congregation received the necessary funds, CT&C was hired to produce a report addressing code compliance and handicapped accessibility issues.

Medical Offices Planning
Location: 1915 Welsh Rd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: George Weber, D.O
Completion Date: 1995
Notes: CT&C was hired to design a new medical office to be located in a historic building in Bustleton. Plans included zoning, parking and design for future expansion at the rear of the property.

Chamounix Mansion Carriage House
Location: West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Fairmount Park Commission and Friends of Chamounix Mansion
Contact: William O'Brien, Esq., Friends of Chamounix Mansion, 215-487-3800
Completion Date: 1994
Notes: Fairmount Park hired CT&C to study the possibilities of reusing Chamounix Mansion's existing - but deteriorating - historic carriage house. The study and subsequent design enabled the American Youth Hostels to expand their operations at Chamounix Mansion by restoring and adapting the Carriage House to accommodate new housing.

Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Location:4951 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Client: West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Contact: Fran Aulston, Executive Director, 215-747-4675
Completion Date: 1994
Notes: CT&C was chosen for its expertise in historic rehabilitation and accessibility design to study the conversion of Paul Robeson's last home into a cultural center for the community. In addition to changes in the organization of the building, the new public facility will require a new elevator and egress stair.

Woodmont, The Mount of the House of the Lord
Location: Gladwyne, Montgomery Co., PA
Client: Palace Mission Church
Contact: Mother Divine, 610-525-5598
Completion Date: 1994
Notes: This study involved helping bring order to Woodmont, which included an analysis and preparing schematic plans for proposed facilities, reuse of the historic buildings, preservation of the landscape, redesign of traffic patterns, and phased cost estimating of improvements that would include a library and visitor's center.

Frankford Friends Meeting
Location: Waln Street, Frankford, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Frankford Friends
Contact: Joyce Haley, Secretary
Completion Date: 1993
Notes: Frankford Friends Meeting retained CT&C this time to undertake a two phase study which included renovations to and preservation of the historic meetinghouse, improvements to ventilation, roof structure, and making facilities accessible to the handicapped.

Martin Luther King Village Neighborhood Planning
Location: Grays Ferry Section of South Philadelphia
Client: Peregrine Equity Partners II, Inc.
Completion Date: 1993
Notes: CT&C prepared preliminary neighborhood, block and building plans and specifications for the development of twenty new three bedroom single family units. The unit design incorporates a combination of factory fabrication and local construction.

Atglen and Susquehanna Rail Corridor Study
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Client: Lancaster County Planning Commission
Contact: Carter van Dyke, Carter van Dyke Associates, 215-345-5053
Completion Date: 1992
Notes: As rail-trail subconsultants to Carter van Dyke Associates, we analyzed the original ownership of this potential trail to help the county avoid title problems. We also assisted with a circumvention analysis of alternative routes around the very high Martic Forge Bridge. Decisions made in this study helped the County Commissioners decide on whether or not to acquire this right-of-way from Conrail.

Berks County PA Rails-to-Trail Development Study
Location: Broad & Brown Strs, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Bethesda Project
Contact: Joseph Ferry, 215-985-1600
Completion Date: 1992
Notes: We completed the analysis and preparation of recommendations for two segments of a former Conrail right-of-way, purchased in 1991 by the Greenway Association. Sub-consulting services were provided by Carter van Dyke Associates of Doylestown, PA. Linkages to other trails were studied along with several property exchanges. The entire 10.5-mile route was mapped on CT&C computer systems to allow for easy updating of data and property management.

Bethesda Broad Street Residence
Location: Broad & Brown Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Bethesda Project
Contact: Joseph Ferry, 215-985-1600
Completion Date: 1992
Notes: This study was to determine reusability of a commercial building. Each floor of this former automobile showroom and service building was redesigned to be a separate "household" for 11 formerly homeless persons. Each household included sleeping rooms and group living, dining, and kitchen facilities.

Christian Love Baptist Church
Location: 32nd St. and Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Christian Love Baptist Church
Contact: Rev. George Gibson, 215-763-1211
Completion Date: 1992
Notes: The Church hired CT&C to do a complete analysis of the existing structural, mechanical, electrical, and programming elements, as well as provide a phased cost estimate report for improvements. CT&C also prepared a City of Philadelphia Historic Certification Application, which was approved by the Historical Commission.

Fairmount Park Bikeway Enhancements
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: Fairmount Park Commission
Contact: William Mifflin, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Commission, 215-685-0111/3
Completion Date: 1992
Notes: CT&C successfully assisted Fairmount Park in identifying and applying for funds for new segments, or improvements to portions of the Fairmount Park Bikeway along the Schuylkill River and the Wissahickon Valley in historic and environmentally sensitive areas.

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman
Location: Tyler State Park
Client: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman
Contact: Lyn Jackson, Director, 215-579-5997
Completion Date: 1992
Notes: Volunteers completed the 1st phase of the project, while CT&C was hired to complete phases 2 and 3. CT&C completed schematic plans, cost studies and promotional materials for the renovation of the State Crafts Center at Tyler State Park.

Camden Planning
Location: Lanning Square Area
Client: Redevelopment Authority of Camden, NJ
Contact: Arijit De, 609-757-7600
Completion Date: 1991
Notes: To help the Redevelopment Authority of Camden meet its goal to revitalize several of its neighborhoods, CT&C was commissioned to undertake a study to survey and catalog a list of problems common to the street facades of many of the neighborhood's buildings. This information was then used to create specifications for the homeowners so that they could fix up their houses themselves or use the specs as a basis for hiring a professional.

Frankford Friends Meeting
Location: Penn and Orthodox Streets, Frankford, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Frankford Friends
Contact: Margaret Trickey, Secretary, 215-533-5368
Completion Date: 1991
Notes: This study combined the preservation and expansion of an early 19th century building for school and religious use. It included extensive consensus building and review of multiple alternatives.

Betsy Ross House
Location: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Client: City of Philadelphia
Contact: City of Philadelphia
Completion Date: 1990
Notes: To accommodate the large numbers of tourists that visit this building every year, a new climate control system had to be installed in the building. CT&C was hired to study the feasibility of accomplishing this with as little visual impact as possible. The study was successful and the design met the approval of Philadelphia Art and Historical Commissions.

Bloomsburg Bikeway Sytem
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: Schuylkill River Development Council
Contact: John Randolph, Executive Director, 215-985-9393
Completion Date: 1990
Notes: This system of bike routes and street improvements links downtown, residential, university and rural areas, and was planned to connect with projected bike routes to adjoining towns. CT&C provided planning and location services to the Town of Bloomsburg, Bafile James and Associates, and the Project Engineer..

Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
Location: 18th and South Strs, Philadelphia, PA
Client: The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
Contact: Anderson Ingram, 215-465-6677
Completion Date: 1990
Notes: CT&C was obtained for a study of the complete renovation of an historic property on South Street for future church offices, Bishop's Residence and broad casting facilities.

Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, DE Multi-Use Trail Study
Location: Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Client: Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environ. Control, Division of Parks and Rec.
Contact: Carter van Dyke, Carter van Dyke Associates, 215-345-5053
Completion Date: 1990
Notes: As subconsultant to Tatmand and Lee (Project Engineer) and Carter Van Dyke Associates (Landscape Architects), CT&C performed field survey work, and furnished technical advice in the analysis and preparation of a planning report for two recommended corridors for this trail linking two ocean-front communities in southern Delaware.

Wissahickon
Location: 5200 Block Schuyler Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Rouse Urban Housing, Inc.
Contact: No longer available
Completion Date: 1990
Notes: CT&C studied this historic Hotel and Apartment complex. The end product of the study was that the building was converted into 52 modern apartments. CT&C expanded the structure by making use of the formerly unused attic to increase the net rentable area and increase the rentability of the units.

Germantown Grammar School
Location: McCallum & Haines Sts, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Philadelphia Landed Interests
Contact: No Longer Available
Completion Date: 1988
Notes: CT&C studied the feasibility of converting these historic Victorian school buildings into low income apartments. We also reviewed funding, and historic agency and building and zoning code requirements for the project.

Marcus Hook Plan
Location: Borough of Marcus Hook, Delaware County, PA
Client: Marcus Hook Development Corporation
Contact: No Longer Available
Completion Date: 1988
Notes: The plan envisioned the erection of 72 new houses, which would be designed to harmonize with the existing structures located in a historic area on the banks of the Delaware River.

Nehemiah Housing Opportunity Grant
Location: North Central Philadelphia btw Broad and 20th Sts. and Girard and Cecil B. Moore Aves.
Client: National Temple Non-Profit Corporation
Completion Date: 1988
Notes: Campbell Thomas & Co. was instrumental in helping National Temple prepare an award winning proposal for neighborhood revitalization that garnered the non-profit group funding commitments totaling over $27 million. CT&C designed a dozen new and modular infill units constructed in 1991.

Radnor Township Bikeway System Study
Location: Radnor Township, Delaware County, PA
Client: Township of Radnor
Contact: No longer available
Completion Date: 1984
Notes: CT&C's work comprised an on-site study and preparation of a planning report discussing alternatives for a cross-township bikeway. Both existing roads and a former trolley line were reviewed.

Delaware Valley Commuter's Bike Map
Location: Phila Region (PA, NJ & DE)
Client: Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition
Contact: Michael Ontko, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, 215-592-1800
Completion Date: 1982
Notes: CT&C coordinated research of recommended bicycle routes in a ten-county area. We then performed all the graphic work and cartography, as well as obtaining bids for printing services.

Guide to Bicycle Routes Between Hostels in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Location: Eastern PA and NJ
Client: American Youth Hostels, Delaware Valley Council
Contact: Ann Carroll, former President, Delaware Valley Council, 215-297-8635
Completion Date: 1981
Notes: CT&C coordinated research of recommended long-distance recreational bicycle routes linking hostels and major railroad terminals from Harrisburg, PA to the New Jersey Seashore, and north to the Pocono Mountains. CT&C also performed all the graphic work and cartography, as well as obtained bids for printing services.

Guide to the East Coast Bicycle Trail
Location: Richmond VA to Boston MA
Client: East Coast Bicycle Congress, MD
Contact: No longer available
Completion Date: 1976-1981
Notes: CT&C coordinated research for several recommended long-distance bicycle routes linking the Trans-America Trail at Richmond with major East Coast cities, and then performed all the graphic work and cartography, as well as obtained bids for printing services. The trail is the biker's equivalent to the Appalachian Trail for hikers.

Wissahickon Bikeway
Location: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Client: City of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Commission
Contact: No longer available
Completion Date: 1980
Notes: As a sub-consultant, CT&C prepared a complete location and design study for this recreational and commuter bikeway through a deep gorge where automobile traffic had overwhelmed a former carriage road. This route now links downtown Philadelphia with Montgomery County via a continuous twelve-mile long bikeway.

Bicycle Trips in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Location: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
Client: department of Community Affairs, PA
Contact: No longer available
Completion Date: 1977
Notes: We researched and test-rode a series of fourteen loop trips, then produced the artwork for a guidebook and series of maps.