WRT is a part of the Jonathan Rose Companies and Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) team selected by the City of Philadelphia to develop the 1.9-acre brownfield site adjacent to a SEPTA Regional Rail corridor and its Temple University station -- the fourth busiest stop in the regional transit system. With a mixed-use program focused on affordable and market-rate workforce housing, Paseo Verde offers 120 units of sustainable housing for low and moderate income families, approximately 30,000 SF of ground floor retail and community services, commercial office space, and parking. When completed, Paseo Verde will link residents, workers and students to one of the busiest transit stations outside of Center City, and will represent the culmination of a decade-long planning effort by APM to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood and successfully reintegrate the local community into both the neighboring Temple University campus, and the broader urban fabric beyond.
Despite a tight budget, the project is designed to attain the highest levels of LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development certification, and aims to serve as a model for sustainable redevelopment in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia and beyond.
LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development Platinum Certification
The American Institute of Architects (Pennsylvania Chapter)
Jonathan Rose Companies overview of Paseo Verde