The formerly shuttered Edison High School represented an entire city block of blight. The nearly 500,000 sf complex, covering 3.6 acres, was demolished and redeveloped into a community shopping center, with the annex building preserved for a Veterans housing project.
As a part of the $13 million construction project, the stone from the building was crushed on site and used as infill for the project. This is the first time that this approach was taken in the city of Philadelphia. The project also received New Market Tax credits, as well as Federal and State grants and loans.