The intersection is a public transportation hub and shopping district, with remarkable architecture, rich history, and a strong community. Previous investment in the area has not reflected this.
In 2017, the mayor formed the Broad, Germantown, and Erie Task Force to build on the community’s work to correct this disparity. The task force is working on upgrades to the streets, sidewalks, buildings, businesses, and parks. Its members include community groups, government, residents, and merchants.
Many City departments and neighborhood organizations were already doing work at the intersection. The task force creates common goals and coordinates everyone’s work happening at this intersection.