KORHeritage Mission Statement:

To protect and preserve the built heritage of Philadelphia’s River Wards for the benefit of current and future communities. 

As a community-based grassroots preservation initiative, activities of KORHeritage include:

Advocacy – To promote the retention of historically, architecturally, and socially significant landmarks or cultural landscapes through community engagement. 

Outreach and Education – To initiate and empower local registered community organizations with information to establish and maintain active sub-committees for preservation.

Historic Property / District Designation – To survey, document, research and secure an inventory of culturally significant structures or districts through the process of nomination to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

Monitoring – To serve as a watchdog to help monitor proposed demolitions of historic structures and to raise public awareness of them through a transparent process. 

Management – To help facilitate community input for new development by fostering dialogues towards thoughtful design that is contextually sensitive to the surrounding built environment and its residents.