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Will Trump’s ‘Opportunity Zone’ tax break help residents along North Broad — or push them out?

2018-12-20T17:45:38+00:00December 20th, 2018|News|

Source: http://www.philly.com/real-estate/housing/opportunity-zones-trump-philadelphia-north-broad-investment-gentrification-20181214.html The stretch of Broad Street from Susquehanna to Allegheny Avenue is just one mile long — approximately a dozen blocks of North Philadelphia asphalt punctuated by gas stations, fast-food drive-thrus, and crumbling homes. It’s an expanse that Shalimar Thomas, executive director of the nonprofit The North Broad Renaissance, sees as one of the [...]

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Renewed corridor: Economic opportunities developing along North Broad

2018-12-20T17:43:29+00:00December 20th, 2018|News|

Source: http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/renewed-corridor-economic-opportunities-developing-along-north-broad/article_5c2fa363-5189-562f-9ee2-5f0c134f4f64.html Thirty-four developments are under construction, completed or proposed for the North Broad Street corridor between City Hall and Germantown Avenue. The projects include the $56 million renovation of The Met Philadelphia into the state of the art entertainment venue, the redevelopment of the historic Lorraine Divine Hotel, $25 million renovation of the former [...]

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The North Broad Renaissance release 2018 Annual Report

2018-07-06T15:46:26+00:00July 6th, 2018|News|

Thanks to you, the North Broad Renaissane had an awesome year! We want to thank you for helping us accomplish goals under our four strategic areas of focus, and we're looking forward to a continued partership as we wrap up our 2020 Vision and get started on 2030 & Beyond. Click here for the [...]

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North Broad Releases 2017 State of North Broad Report

2018-04-04T16:36:37+00:00April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

View Full Article: http://www.philasun.com/local/north-broad-renaissance-release-2017-state-north-broad-report-2/ The North Broad Renaissance (NBR), in partnership with Econsult Solutions, released the 2017 State of North Broad report, during the annual State of North Broad fundraiser. “The 2017 State of North Broad report provides a detailed look at the changing landscape of North Broad Street and adjacent areas,” said Shalimar Thomas, [...]

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Report: Jobs, education increase on North Broad

2018-04-04T16:33:17+00:00April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

View Full Article: https://temple-news.com/report-jobs-education-increase-on-north-broad/ In 2017, there was an increase in jobs, educational attainment and population along North Broad Street between City Hall and Germantown Avenue, according to a report by the community revitalization group North Broad Renaissance. North Broad Renaissance is a nonprofit community organization that incentivizes development along the North Broad corridor, coordinating [...]

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Broad Street Rising

2018-04-04T16:32:14+00:00April 4th, 2018|News|

https://news.temple.edu/sites/news/files/Publications/Temple-Magazine/2018/tmagwin18_pdf.pdf

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Going beyond hip with a vision for inclusive prosperity on North Broad

2018-04-04T16:30:36+00:00April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

View Full Article: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/28/going-beyond-hip-with-a-vision-for-inclusive-prosperity-on-north-broad “This is a moment to forge an inclusive path to prosperity.” No, Drexel University President John Fry was not talking about North Broad when he voiced this idea at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s recent mayoral luncheon, but we shared his sentiments just the same. Fry brought up inclusive prosperity [...]

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What a bus ride up North Broad Street showed about its potential future

2017-11-12T10:30:51+00:00September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

For its last stakeholder meeting of the fiscal year, North Broad Renaissance (NBR) wanted to do something a bit more engaging than a PowerPoint presentation on the progress being made with its five-year plan to revitalize North Broad Street’s commercial corridor. So instead, Shalimar Thomas, executive director of the city-funded nonprofit acting as a Special Service District, rented a bus [...]

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NBR finishes a Summer of youth development

2017-09-12T16:28:14+00:00September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On August 25, the North Broad Renaissance Fellows finished the NBR Fellowship Program, which aimed to combine a student’s community engagement with their academic and career goals. NBR Fellows were committed to working in a sustained, intentional, and intensive way that works to address issues in one of our four focus areas: Clean and Safe [...]

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