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

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

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

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“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 while introducing Mayor Jim Kenney, who used his moment on the stage to announce a commitment to investing in building a stronger pipeline of skilled talent through a new workforce development initiative.

As I listened to the two men speak, I couldn’t help but feel excited because this was exactly the missing piece to ensuring development that benefits all on one of Philadelphia’s most prominent corridors: North Broad Street.

The buzz is out about North Broad. Still in the early stages of redevelopment and revitalization, there are 24 proposed and current developments rising along the historic arterial spine. They range from new nightlife destinations like Eric Blumenfield’s chic Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House remake to Shift Capital’s retail-and-apartment redux of the Buery Building at Broad and Erie Avenue.

But something more amazing is happening, a community development game-changer more impactful than any brick and mortar tower.

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2018-04-04T16:30:36+00:00April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Going beyond hip with a vision for inclusive prosperity on North Broad