Help Test the GRAY AREA Toolkit at Tomorrow's Community Meeting

GRAY AREA final community meeting
When: Wednesday, May 28
at Catalyst for Change Church, 3727 Baring Street
The event is free, but registration is requested. 

GRAY AREA is developing the toolkit as a deck of cards designed to promote community dialogue and provocative thinking about old buildings and sites. The goal is to create a tool that will be replicable elsewhere and useful to communities both in brainstorming about historic sites and evaluating actual development proposals. So, for this meeting, GRAY AREA will test the toolkit customized for additional challenging sites near Hawthorne Hall at 3849 Lancaster Ave., GRAY AREA’s current study site. They are: Lombard Central Presbyterian Church, 4201 Powelton Ave.; the proposed Mantua Greenway, 31st and Spring Garden to 40th and Parrish; Gosnell Clinic, 3801 Lancaster Ave. and Drew School, 3724 Warren St.

GRAY AREA invites you to their final community meeting, where they ask the public to “play cards” and further test and refine the in-progress preservation toolkit by applying the kit to an expanded range of historic sites around Powelton Village and Mantua.

Attendees will be asked to provide feedback and ideas about the toolkit itself and about the sites. Please help GRAY AREA make the toolkit as useful and versatile as possible by attending!

Click here for more information and to register for the event!

GRAY AREA is an experiment and public dialogue to encourage new ways of thinking about older buildings and sites. Visit GRAY AREA online, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @GrayAreaPhilly

GRAY AREA is a project of the University of the Arts and DesignPhiladelphia of the Center for Architecture and is supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

All photos compliments of GRAY AREA.

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