Portion of Mayor Nutter's $13 million for commercial corridors goes to Lancaster Ave

University City Review: Lancaster Ave receives piece of the $13 million pie for small businesses

Standing in front of Villa, 4034 Lancaster Ave, last Sunday, February 8th, Mayor Michael Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Andrew Altman announced two programs directing $13 million to development and small businesses along high-potential corridors across the city.

Funds directed towards the Lancaster Avenue corridor will include a $200,000 grant to the 3900 and 4000 blocks of Lancaster Avenue to be administered through the Peoples Emergency Center and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation (PECCDC). Another grant in the amount $617,000 was awarded to 3820 Lancaster Avenue LLC for apartment and office space.

"I’m so happy to announce 13 million in new resources and spending throughout our community corridors in Philadelphia," said Mayor Nutter after thanking a hosts of community organizations as well as Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell for making the project possible. 

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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