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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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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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Parkway Announces Another Project to Drive Revitalization on North Broad

2017-11-12T10:30:51+00:00April 1st, 2017|News|

PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) JANUARY 27, 2017 Parkway Corporation, a Philadelphia-based real estate developer, investor, and best-in-class parking operator, is pleased to announce a new development at 510 North Broad Street. This investment is reflective of Parkway’s enduring commitment to Philadelphia and to helping drive the revitalization of the city’s emerging sub-markets. “We are thrilled to [...]

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Wanted: Contractor to maintain lights on North Broad St.

2017-11-12T10:30:51+00:00January 26th, 2017|News|

A contractor is needed to maintain the North Broad Streetscape Project light poles along North Broad Street. North Broad Renaissance, a community development organization, extended the request for proposals for a contractor to order and install LED lights for the 55-foot-tall poles, maintain the upkeep of the art installation and provide emergency repairs. The first [...]

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How a North Broad Street community is trying to fix the $14 million pole problem

2017-04-01T21:25:02+00:00January 26th, 2017|News|

You can’t miss North Broad’s poles, and that’s part of the problem. The 41 of them standing in the street’s medians look like really tall basketball goals — minus the hoops — during the day. At night, when they’re supposed to shine, they either don’t, or they light up in shades so different from one another [...]

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The North Broad Poles in search of new contractor

2017-11-12T10:30:51+00:00January 26th, 2017|News|

The “North Poles” on North Broad Street are still in search of a contractor to maintain them, more than a year after the city installed the 42 light masts in the center of the corridor. The non-profit community development group North Broad Renaissance has extended an RFP (request for proposals) for a contractor who can [...]

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North Broad is Poised for Great Things

2016-12-18T21:00:19+00:00December 18th, 2016|News|

North Broad Street is poised for great things and the North Broad Renaissance is working to insure that the revitalization efforts in the area support development while also preserving the homes and businesses already there.  Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks with Shalimar Thomas, Executive Director of North Broad Renaissance and Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke about 2016 The [...]

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The long road to North Broad

2017-11-12T10:30:51+00:00December 18th, 2016|News|

Source: http://philly.curbed.com/2016/12/14/13922344/north-broad-renaissance-revitalization-philadelphia North Broad was once beautiful. In its heyday, it was a vibrant corridor that welcomed visitors from the north and beckoned to Philadelphians from the south. That was more than a century ago. Today, trash litters the sidewalks next to abandoned warehouses. Vacant lots gather more debris and become permanent homes for abandoned cars. [...]

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