Joseph Cooper House
In 2011, CFP received funding from the New Jersey Historic Trust to complete an adaptive reuse study and preliminary design plans for the remains of the historic Joseph Cooper House, located at the southeastern corner of Pyne Poynt Park. The Joseph Cooper House is the oldest remaining house in the City of Camden. In July 2012, following a competitive selection process, CFP entered into a contract with Jibe Design, a historic architecture firm, to complete the adaptive reuse study and preliminary design plans. The goal of the project is to develop a plan that will commemorate the important history this house played in North Camden while creating an engaging decorative cornerstone for the park.
Following a four month planning process that included two community meetings and three steering committee meetings, Jibe Design completed the adaptive reuse study in December 2012. CFP and the consultant then presented the conceptual plan to the Camden Historic Preservation Commission in February 2013. The adaptive reuse study documents the history of the property and its tenants and recommends an adaptive reuse scheme, which involves the transformation of the building into a pavilion with incorporated interpretive elements. The North Camden community, represented by the project steering committee, endorsed the conceptual design. Jibe Design is now completing the preliminary design plans. Additionally, CFP is seeking funding to complete final design and construction.