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Tajdeed Residences- a brand new apartment community with green roofs.

posted Oct 21, 2015, 12:52 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 23, 2015, 5:37 PM by Louis Rodriguez ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 21, 2015 – Tajdeed Residences dedication ceremony - a brand new apartment community in Philadelphia.

Less than two years after groundbreaking for this investment we are impressed and happy to attend a dedication ceremony for Tajdeed Residences in our neighborhood, in South Kensington, Philadelphia.

Conifer Realty and Arab-American Development Corporation worked in partnership to revitalize this underutilized block into a vibrant community. Tajdeed Residences is a 45-unit, rental development, with 37 parking spots for cars, and 28 parking spots for bikes.  It’s bounded by Oxford, Jefferson, Cadwallader, and Bodine streets (view map), and will host mostly three and four bedroom accommodations between two lots on the site.

District Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez proposed in June of 2012 that City Council designate these, among a total of 49 properties, as part of the "American Street Industrial Corridor Urban Renewal Area." She admitted at the ceremony, that despite months of community resistance, she is happy and proud that the project got all necessary support and was finalized that quickly.

The developers, Arab-American Development Corporation (AADC) & Conifer Reality, LLC (CR), broke ground on this project in April 2014. As you can see on pictures below that a lot has changed since then.

Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) under contract with Tajdeed Redevelopment Associates, L.P. (Tajdeed), provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the Tajdeed Residences. The project involved the design of a number of stormwater management practices (SMPs) including: three green roofs (5,700 sq ft), planter beds, trees, subsurface infiltration facilities, and subsurface detention facilities. Our team served as the project civil engineer and surveyor, and was responsible for the lot consolidation, stormwater permitting and zoning approvals.  Stormwater Management was a very important issue for Rodriguez. The project site is located in the Delaware Direct Watershed and required special components of the PWD Stormwater Regulations: Water Quality, Channel Protection Flood Control, and Nonstructural Site Design. 

We are amazed by the effects and work of so many people who contributed to Tajdeed Residence project.


About Rodriguez

Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provides innovative engineering and geospatial solutions for our Nation's infrastructure incorporating creative applications of technology. Our team of professionals specializes in Design (land development, redevelopment, site retrofits), Infrastructure (water, sewer stormwater, roadways), Geospatial (GIS, GPS, LiDAR, land surveying) services.  Rodriguez is a certified SBA 8(a), minority-owned (MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) established and incorporated in 2007.  Learn more at or @rodriguez_llc

About Conifer Realty

Conifer is a nationally ranked, full-service real estate company specializing in the development, construction, management and ownership of high-quality, affordable housing communities. Since its inception in 1975, Conifer has grown considerably – currently owning and managing over 14,000 multi-family units in 220+ apartment communities. In addition, the Company consistently maintains a pipeline of over 30 unique projects in various stages of the development process.