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CURRENT PROJECTS

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Phase 1 – 1616 Latimer Fund façade

The main façade of the Cosmopolitan Club’s 1616 Latimer Street Clubhouse establishes the impression of the building, not only by members and guests, but by the general public who pass by. The ultimate restoration, preservation and rehabilitation of the main façade will greatly enhance the appearance and long-term continued use of the building. It is a key component of the 1600 Block of Latimer Street and contributes to the City’s Historic District, as recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. The entrance will be much improved both visually and made more physically accessible. Additionally, the ADA Component will give better access to the building for members and guests.

Project #1 – Schematic drawings & survey

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Professional consultants were retained to complete the survey, including Keast & Hood Engineers, who are highly qualified to undertake the related masonry façade preservation; Farragut Street Architects, to document the architectural components (wood trim, spandrel panels, entrance door, etc.); and Becker Frondorf, professional cost estimators. The consultants prepared schematic design documents as a preliminary step leading to the architecture and engineering documents that will be needed for the next phase of the restoration of the 1616 Latimer Street façade - submissions to the Philadelphia Historical Commission and Streets Department, as well as to potential construction bidders and grant proposals.

Project # 2 – Architecture and engineering documents

The 1616 Latimer Fund’s Proposal Review Committee is reviewing the Cosmopolitan Club’s 11/28/22 proposal of for the architecture and engineering documents that will be needed for the next phase of the restoration of the 1616 Latimer Street façade, which will entail submissions to the Philadelphia Historical Commission and Streets Department, as well as to potential bidders for construction on the façade. The consulting team will consist of Keast & Hood, Farragut Street Architects, and KS Engineering.

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