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November 19, 2020
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Chapter News

Beech Community Services Acquires Dox Thrash House - RFP Available

By Akeem Dixon
Dox Thrash House

PHILADELPHIA, November 13, 2020 – Beech Communities Services acquired 2340 Cecil B. Moore Avenue (Dox Thrash House) in October 2020. Dox Thrash was a distinguished African American artist and an important figure in the history of printmaking. Beech Community Services development forecast includes commercial space on the first floor; 2nd & 3rd floors will be residential lofts studios/living space. The goal is to redevelop the structure because of its historical value to the community: both residential and artist. Key factors include: • the building was the home of Dox Thrash, a black Philadelphia artist, and businessman. • the architecture represents a unique style. • the role the building can have in the revitalization of the Cecil B Moore Avenue Commercial Corridor. Pending funding, in the summer of 2021 Beech Community Services will release application details to lease both the retail space and loft studios/living space.

Stay up to date by following the project status at www.beechcompanies.com; click the Dox Thrash tab. Please direct all questions to, Akeem Dixon, Project Consultant at [email protected]. Thanks to our partners: Consortium of Cecil B Moore Organizations, LISC, Habitat for Humanity, Dox Thrash Committee, and the Preservation Alliance.

An RFP is currently available.

A & E DESIGN SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
RFP Submitted By: Beech Community Services Inc. (BCS)
Date Released: November 11, 2020
Responses Due: December 9, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposals and qualifications are being solicited by BCS (“Owner”) to obtain architectural and engineering design services for the Dox Thrash House located at 2340 Cecil B Moore Ave.

Proposals must be emailed in PDF format to Akeem J. Dixon, Project Consultant [email protected]

Download the RFP

About Beech Community Services
Beech Community Services (BCS) was established in July 2006 under the auspices of Beech Interplex, Inc., to act as a liaison between the residents and business owners of the Cecil B. Moore community. This partnership will help strengthen and sustain a healthy community while enhancing the lives of the residents. One of the purposes of BCS is to promote and strengthen the quality of life for residents in the Cecil B. Moore community of North Central Philadelphia. For additional information, visit https://beechcompanies.com/beech-community-services.

 

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