Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places/Civic  Spaces is a partnership between the Community Design Collaborative (the Collaborative) and Partners for Sacred Places (Partners). The aim of this project is to re-envision, underutilized purpose-built religious built properties as community hubs.

This survey is designed to add the community’s voice to the design and development of the Philadelphia Masjid’s site located at 4700 Wyalusing Avenue which includes the underutilized school building, the connected building that houses the Mosque, and the vacant land to the rear of the property. All three components will be addressed as part of this project. The goal of this project is to challenge everyone to think differently about the redevelopment and adaptive reuse of this property. Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief survey. This project is made possible with a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Please answer the following questions about the Philadelphia Masjid/Sister Clara Muhammad School property and the surrounding community. When we use the word “community” we are referring to the area referred to as Mill Creek/Lower Lancaster Avenue. 

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* 1. Please share your history with the organization and tell us about one program in which you enjoyed participating in at the Philadelphia Masjid?

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* 2. What are your choices and or priorities for the type of programs that you would like to see in the building in the future (5 to 10 yrs.)?

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* 3. Would you share your ideas on how the site might be redesigned (desired image) to serve the needs of the community?

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* 4. What are your expectations for the renovation and redevelopment of this site? AND  Why do you think this site should be renovated and/or redeveloped?

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* 5. The vacant land in the rear is an ideal location to build multi-generational housing. Do you support this idea or how would you develop the vacant land?

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* 6. Besides the Philadelphia Masjid/Sister Clara Muhammad School what do you believe are some of the other neighborhood assets?

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* 7. What do you think are the needs of the neighborhood-what is it lacking?

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* 8. The renovation and/or redevelopment of this site requires many public/private partnerships-can you suggest any groups or organizations in which you might suggest that we might collaborate with?

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* 9. The goal of the project is to develop creative redesign and innovative places-might you have any suggestions on how we can better reach this goal?

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* 10. Would you have an interest in participating as a volunteer for the Sister Clara Muhammad CDC?

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