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Why North Broad?

The North Broad Street corridor is experiencing dynamic growth and development. With Eds and Meds driving economic development, the corridor is increasingly becoming home to small businesses, technology, arts and culture and health establishments ready to complement the commerce, culture and communities that exist on this historical corridor.

Whether you are a business looking to locate to the corridor, a resident happy to call North Broad home, or a visitor ready to explore and enjoy, the North Broad Renaissance (NBR) is here to support. To learn how, continue reading below.

The North Broad Renaissance is a non-profit that serves as a Special Service District (SSD) whose primary role is to provide communication and information to City administrators and Council, neighborhood and community groups and others who are (or may) do business or development or other activities on North Broad, from City Hall to Germantown Avenue. In partnership with community stakeholders, we are revitalizing the community, creating opportunities, and improving the economic power and overall quality of life along North Broad by doing the following:

  • Keeping North Broad Clean and Safe
  • Maintaining and Improving Greenspace along North Broad
  • Marketing North Broad to the Community and Visitors, and Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Ensuring Innovative, Strategic and Diverse Business Attraction, Business Retention and Business Development

To learn more, read the 2017 State of North Broad

What We Do

Our Philosophies

The ultimate goal for the North Broad Street corridor is community revitalization.

The North Broad Renaissance has 2020 Vision! By the year 2020, along with our stakeholders, the NBR is looking to reestablish North Broad as the “Workshop of the World,” with amazing infrastructures, businesses, arts and culture and a thriving community.

Take a moment to review our Strategic Plan.

The North Broad Renaissance is a non-profit that will serve as a Special Service District (SSD) whose primary role is to provide communication and information to city administrators and Council, neighborhood and community groups and others who are (or may) do business or development or other activities on North Broad, from City Hall to Germantown Avenue. In partnership with community stakeholders, we are looking to revitalize the community, create opportunity, and improve the economic power and overall quality of life along one of Philadelphia’s most prominent corridors – North Broad Street. Top priorities include clean and safe corridors, maintenance and landscaping, marketing and communications and economic development.

The ultimate goal for the North Broad Street corridor is community revitalization.

According to research, if they work well, neighborhood commercial corridors make an important contribution to community quality-of-life, especially in pedestrian and transit-dependent lower-income neighborhoods. As North Broad Street becomes a key area of development and revitalization, it’s critical that, collectively, we serve as partners where current and future stakeholders benefit from this revitalization. It’s no secret that this process can be challenging and can have its share of successes and failures, but we look forward to working with the community as we hold each other accountable for accomplishing this goal.

NBR Annual Report FY2018

Board of Directors

Chairman – Dr. Kenneth Scott

General Council – Lowell Thomas, Esq.

Treasurer – Randolph K. Brock

Secretary – Steven Scott Bradley

Board Member – Stephen P. Mullin

Staff

Executive Director – Shalimar Thomas