Mayor Cuts Ribbon for Paseo Verde, a Mixed-Use, Transit-Oriented Development and First LEED ND Platinum Development in the USA
Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) and Jonathan Rose Companies to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Paseo Verde, a mixed-use transit-oriented development at 9th and Berks Streets. This is the first LEED-ND platinum development in the USA and the second in the world. Environmentally sensitive features include green and blue roofs, permeable paving, water gardens to retain and manage water, solar panels and the use of local, recyclable and renewable materials. for more information.
Nicetown Court II Brings Environmentally Sustainable Housing and Commercial Space to Nicetown
Mayor Michael A. Nutter led the Nicetown CDC, Universal Companies and The Community Builders, Inc. in celebrating the ribbon-cutting of Nicetown Court II, a 50-unit affordable housing development with commercial space in the 4400 block of Germantown Avenue. Nicetown Count II is integral to the comprehensive revitalization strategy of the entire Nicetown community. for more information.
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Public Hearing December 12, 2013
OHCD will conduct a public hearing to provide the citizens of Philadelphia with an opportunity to comment on three documents/activities related to OHCD’s work:
- The 2013 update of OHCD’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing 2011;
- The 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER);
- Potential grant application(s) to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone Communities Program up to $2 million.
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City Proposes Amendments to Consolidated Plan
The City of Philadelphia is providing public notice of three proposed amendments to its Year 39 Consolidated Plan. for more detailed information including how to submit comments and the deadline for doing so.
PHDC, PRA Officials Testify in Support of Land Bank
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC) and Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) officials testified on October 28 in support of creation of a Land Bank for Philadelphia. A Land Bank is a strategic property acquisition and disposition tool and will be the next step in Philadelphia’s efforts to address the problem of vacant and blighted properties and to return those properties to productive reuse. to read the complete testimony.
City applying for Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant
In September, the City of Philadelphia applied to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant. The Transformation Plan presents a balanced approach to neighborhood revitalization by building on and leveraging significant public and private investment occurring within and adjacent to the transformation area. The Plan will preserve and expand the inventory of affordable housing, improve the provision of services and develop and implement strategies to increase the overall quality of life of the neighborhood. For more informationclick here.