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The North Broad Poles in search of new contractor

2017-11-12T10:30:51-05:00January 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

2016-12-18T21:00:19-05:00December 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

2017-11-12T10:30:51-05:00December 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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Organization to release report about opportunities on North Broad

2017-11-12T10:30:51-05:00December 14th, 2016|News|

The North Broad Renaissance, a nonprofit that’s supporting revitalization efforts along North Broad Street, is gearing up to release its first State of North Broad report. The report, which was completed in partnership with E-Consult, highlights significant growth and redevelopment opportunities — including more than $1 billion in development and an expected population growth by [...]

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#ThinkBroad: North Broad Renaissance Offers It’s 5-Year Strategic Plan for Large Stretch of Broad St.

2017-11-12T10:30:51-05:00November 17th, 2016|News|

Source: https://spiritnews.org/articles/thinkbroad-north-broad-renaissance-offers-its-5-year-strategic-plan-for-large-stretch-of-broad-st/   The North Broad Renaissance announced its five-year-plan to revitalize the stretch of North Broad Street between City Hall and Germantown Avenue on Tuesday, June 28. The North Broad Renaissance’s proposal would bring business and attention to North Broad Street. Guests were ushered into the School District of Philadelphia’s lobby by the claps and [...]

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North Broad Renaissance begins cleaning efforts

2017-11-12T10:30:51-05:00October 11th, 2016|News|

Shalimar Thomas, the executive director of North Broad Renaissance, stands next to one of the “North Poles” that were installed a year ago along North Broad Street. BRIDGET O'HARA FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS North Broad Renaissance, an organization that aims to “revitalize” the North Broad Street Corridor has begun efforts to clean up the street. [...]

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North Broad Renaissance, Alla Spina and the PlayHouse

2016-08-12T00:14:28-04:00August 12th, 2016|News|

Executive Director of North Broad Renaissance, Shalimar Thomas, showcases some DNC themed food from Alla Spina to The Playhouse. Click here for the full video. (Courtesy of Fox29)

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The 10th Annual #JazzontheAve

2016-08-12T00:20:00-04:00August 2nd, 2016|News|

A little rain did not dampen the spirit of music lovers who attended Beech Community Services' 10th annual Jazz on the Ave. on Saturday. The line-up for performance on the stage at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue included Jaguar Wright, Worldtown SoundSystem and Sherry Wilson Butler.. Click here to read the full article.  Visit the NBR [...]

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Nonprofit Set To Reveal Strategic Plan For North Broad Street

2017-11-12T10:30:51-05:00June 27th, 2016|News|

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Community Development Corporationthat took over North Broad Street last year will reveal its strategic plan on Tuesday. “This strategic plan really represents what the community said they would like to see on North Broad,” says Shalimar Thomas, executive director of North Broad Renaissance. The voluntary special service district governs the area of North Broad Street [...]

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