DATE: September 14th 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tour an Urban, Green, and Affordable Mixed-Use TOD in North Philadelphia
Women in Housing and Finance PA, in conjunction with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, hosted a tour and discussion on Thursday, September 15th from 4:00 to 6:30 at Paseo Verde, a transit orientated, LEED Platinum Certified Mixed Use Transit-oriented development.
Paseo Verde’s Achievements and Features
Paso Verde is a nationally recognized example of green urban living, completed in 2013, that provides market rate and affordable housing in North Philadelphia. The U.S. Green Building Council named Paseo Verde Project of the Year in 2015. This 120 unit mixed-income complex is both LEED for Homes and LEED-ND Platinum Certified and adjacent to the Temple University Station for SEPTA Regional Rail. Over 30 entities at the local, state, and national level came together to create this innovative and affordable housing complex. The complex contains a variety of amenities including green roofs, resident gardening space, a technology center, a PHMC Medical Center, and much more. “This tour is an opportunity to share with our members and guests a very successful project that included participation from WHF-PA members representing the developer, the design team, city and state agencies and a variety of financial and consulting professionals.” (Jaque Camp, AIA, Architectural Project Manager for Paseo Verde and WHF-PA member)
Groups involved in the Tour and Discussion
Women in Housing and Finance PA (WHF-PA) is a networking organization of 80+ members that provides industry news updates, professional development opportunities and networking within PA and with other WHF groups located in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This allows for the creation of new connections among various housing professionals as well as unique events that showcase the housing work being done by member organizations. Information about WHF-PA can be found at https://whf-pa.org/.
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit organization in Philadelphia. APM looks to create job opportunities, aid individuals with debilitating illnesses, revitalize neighborhoods, and support families and individuals. Currently, AMP offers services through 10 service sites across the city. Information about APM can be found on their website http://www.apmphila.org/welcome.html.
This event is free for WHF-PA members and $15 for non-members. For more information and registration visit the WHF-PA website: https://whf-pa.org/2016/09/06/september-tour-paseo-verde/