The Tacony CDC is participating in a grant program to help Torresdale Avenue businesses improve their facades. Images/Google Maps
Wanted: Eligible businesses looking for a little TLC and the funds to make that happen.
The Tacony Community Development Corporation launched its Façade Grant Program Friday to help Torresdale Avenue businesses make the most of what they’ve got in terms of storefront appearance.
Business owners on a nine-block stretch of Torresdale Avenue can apply, but must first meet other requirements. continue reading »
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The Tacony CDC and Tacony Civic Association are inviting volunteers to participate in their Philly Spring Cleanup event April 14. Participants will meet at the Tacony Library to clean up Torresdale Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers should call (215)501-7799 or e-mail at alex AT taconycdc.org [Tacony CDC].
A Parkwood woman who faked cancer to avoid going to prison has been found out, and will go to jail. Leah Moock will spend five years in federal prison for the scam, during which time she started a relationship, had a child and got cosmetic surgery [Daily News]. continue reading »
Photo/Historic Tacony Revitalization Project
Things are progressing in Tacony, where the Community Development Corporation announced in October the creation of its Historic Tacony Revitalization Project to make improvements along Torresdale Avenue.
Earlier this month, the CDC hired Alexander Balloon as Tacony’s first full-time commercial corridor manager.
“Alex was clearly the most highly qualified applicant,” CDC board member Pete Naccarato said of Balloon. continue reading »
From the Tacony CDC:
More than 50 Tacony residents, businesses, property owners and friends attended the kick-off meeting for the Historic Tacony Revitalization Project Oct. 17, held in the basement meeting room of at the Tacony Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library.
Addressing a standing room only crowd, Pete Naccarato, board president of the Tacony Community Development Corporation, welcomed everyone and shared the history of the Tacony CDC. He highlighted many of the important projects the CDC had completed during the past 10 years. Naccarato urged the audience to become an active part of the commercial corridor revitalization project to begin shortly for Torresdale and Longshore avenues.
He stated, “The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a very important priority for the Tacony Community Development Corporation.” continue reading »
From the Tacony CDC:
The Tacony Community Development Corporation announced Thursday it will hold a kick-off meeting for its new effort to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue commercial corridor Oct. 17.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss why the Tacony CDC is launching the Historic Tacony Revitalization Project now and what they hope to achieve in the next few years. Peter Naccarato, the Board President of the Tacony CDC will also discuss the role of the Retail Market Analysis study being conducted now, and the process the organization will undertake to hire a full time employee this fall to manage the commercial district revitalization work. continue reading »