Allegheny West Foundation - Philadelphia; Nicetown
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Description of Service
A key part of our overall community revitalization strategy is to promote economic development. AWF uses a multi-pronged approach in our efforts to develop the economic base of our neighborhood. Guided by the finding of our recently-completed neighborhood plan, our strategy is to focus on:
Development of residential, commercial and industrial properties
Improvement of public transportation hubs in our community
Creation of an actively involved community member and business owner base
Creation of employment opportunities
Physical improvement of buildings and streets
North 22nd Street: Much of AWF’s economic development work focuses on the continued revitalization of our neighborhood’s major commercial center on North 22nd Street.
Transportation Planning: Because of its central location, Allegheny West has access to several major transportation lines. To help build on this important community asset, in 2003 we received funding from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation and Community Development Initiative to complete a comprehensive transportation plan with the following components:
Public Transit: Identifying and linking bus, rail, subway and major industrial and commercial activity areas, plus new service and station improvements.
Transportation Infrastructure: Improving surface streets, traffic patterns, highways and street signage.
Streetscape and Parking Improvement: Improving lighting, combining smaller industrial parcels and improving streets, sidewalks and public spaces.
Counties: Philadelphia; States: PA; Countries: USA
For additional information, please call 215-221-8830 or visit our website at http://www.awest.org