We have re-evaluated and divided the renovation into TWO projects.
Project A -will be focused on the main "grand waiting room", with its entrance on Spring Avenue. As shown in the slide shows, we have already taken out the old room dividers and carpets, painted the floor, added new lights and made temporary curtains --ALL of that work was done through individual donations of materials, time and sweat! We have held a number of events including art openings, concerts and even a rummage sale, and we will continue to do so (check our events page). To complete the goal for this space we would like to repaint, clean up the dents and cracks, replace some cloudy plexiglass windows, buy some folding chairs, and put down a new floor.
WE HAVE JUST ABOUT REACHED OUR GOAL....SO CLOSE THAT WE HAVE STARTED PAINTING THE WALLS, AND WE WILL BE LAYING THE NEW FLOOR IN FEBRUARY!!
Project B - will be focused on the basement and all of its issues: water, electrical work, HVAC updates, and a new frame-out of the entire space. We and SEPTA have decided to put this on the back burner for now.