Phase I of Rivera Recreation and Mann Older Adult Center Breaks Ground

CICADA Architecture/Planning, Inc. lead the multi-consultant team on the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Property phased Building and Site Improvements to Rivera Recreation Center and Mann Old Adult Center.

This project includes an assessment of existing building/systems conditions; programming/phasing; expansion/reorganization of the Older Adult Center and the Rec Center involving substantial renovation of the interior. Basic building repairs and deferred maintenance include: new replacement windows, new roofing, upgrades to the building’s HVAC, electrical, life safety systems. Improvements to building-wide accessibility including handicapped accessibility to the 2nd floor renovated handicapped accessible toilet rooms. Improvements include relocation of a playground and after-school program to allow the Older Adult Center access to a semi-enclosed outdoor activity area. Reconfiguration of and refurbishing of the baseball, soccer and football fields and basketball courts.

We are very excited to see this project get underway. Another project committed to the process of community-based planning and architecture. 

Read the press release on this project, click here.