2515 Frankford Ave · Philadelphia, PA 19125 · phone: 215.427.0350 · fax: 215.427.1302
Looking to Relocate or Expand Your Business? NKCDC seeks a seasoned business owner interested in growing opportunities on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.
- Ideal for gallery/retail or artsy office space
- Accessible ground floor space--983 sq ft
- Access to basement, back yard and side yard w/ ramp
- Complete Rehab in 2006
- Great storefront window, open floor plan, bright & airy
- Be a part of lively First Friday events on the Frankford Ave Arts Corridor
- SEPTA accessible (#5 & El)
- Artistic bike racks nearby
- Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
- The Pickled Heron
- Walking Fish Theater
- Tymbal Art
- Pizza Brain
- Little Baby's Ice Cream
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UPDATE: Check back daily for any forefeitures.
UPDATE: Effective 5/14/13, if you are deemed eligible and awarded a recycled CityLIFT grant, you must now ensure that settlement on the property will occur no later than 7/31/13 or your grant will be forfeited. The only exception is for New Construction (all new construction homes must settle on or before 9/30/13).
Those buyers that already have a CityLIFT grant reserved in their name prior to 5/14/13 will soon be receiving a letter from NHS of Greater Berks letting them know what their specific final settlement date must be.
PLEASE CHECK BACK DAILY TO SEE IF ANY FORFEITED APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE. SIGN UP ON THE CALENDAR SPOTS LINK BELOW.
At 12pm EST, Monday, December 3rd, NKCDC made appointments available on a first come, first served basis to qualify eligible homebuyers for the CityLIFT $15,000 grant. All appointments have been reserved. Please check back daily to see if any forfeited appointments have been made available. Effective 1/1/13 there are new "Income Guidelines" for eligibility. Please take Home America's Online Homebuyer Education Course online ($45 fee, is not a gaurantee that there are funds available). Register here. We do not accept any other certificates.
At this time, eligible homebuyers are those who can submit evidence of the following:
1. 8 hour Homebuyer Education Certificate. Please take Home America's Online Homebuyer Education Course online ($45 fee, is not a gaurantee that there are funds available). Register here. We do not accept any other certificates.
2. Mortgage Pre-approval from a Participating Lender
3. Signed Agreement of Sale.
Here’s how it works:
1. Clients must signup online at http://citylift.calendarspots.com/. (Any duplicate requests will be voided at NKCDC’s discretion)
2. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis to those who register online. (NOTE: NKCDC will not register people over the phone. Any duplicate requests will be voided at NKCDC’s discretion)
3. The number of available appointments will match the number of grants available. This means, once the appointments are filled, NKCDC will not qualify new candidates until new funds are released.
4. As new funds are released, NKCDC will make another appointment available online at http://citylift.calendarspots.com/.
5. No wait list will be kept. Buyers should be prepared to visit the registration site frequently for any new availability.
6. Within 24hours of submitting their appointment request, buyers must submit the following documents to email@example.com:
a. Homebuyer Education Certificate
b. 1st, 2nd and signature page of executed Agreement of Sale.
c. Mortgage Preapproval from a CityLIFT approved lender.
(NOTE: Failure to submit these documents to NKCDC within 24 hours will nullify the appointment request. Incomplete documentation submission will also nullify the appointment request. Clients will receive an email cancelling their appointment if their request is denied for any reason.)
7. NKCDC will confirm scheduled appointment requests within 48 business hours of receipt of all documentation.
8. Clients will receive an email accepting the scheduled date and time (email will state that your "appointment was accepted"). This is not a confirmation of eligibility.
9. Clients will attend individual counseling at NKCDC. (NOTE: Failure to show up for confirmed appointment will require client to re-register online if/when appointments are available)
10. Client will work with counselor to confirm eligibility. (NOTE: At time of appointment, if client is not prepared with all necessary documentation, they must reschedule a new appointment online if/when appointments are available. It is very important that all documentation is provided.)
11. All clients whose eligibility is confirmed and all documentation presented, will receive a CityLIFT Eligibility Letter.
12. Loan Officers must submit all required documentation to NHS of Greater Berks within 7 days of closing.
If buyers do not have a Homebuyer Education Certificate but are interested in participating in the program, please take Home America's Online Homebuyer Education Course online ($45 fee, is not a gaurantee that there are funds available). Register here.
For more information on CityLIFT click here.
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It’s not every day that visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention Center witness firsthand a community’s efforts to transform a vacant trash-strewn piece of land into a colorful community garden. But for visitors to this year’s Philadelphia International Flower Show, that’s exactly what was on display.
Through a partnership with the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD), NKCDC showcased “From Blight to Blossom” at this year’s flower show, which took place the week of March 6th. Representing neighborhood revitalization, sustainability, and community partnerships, the exhibit recreated the transformation of a vacant lot in Kensington through simple gardening techniques undertaken by neighborhood youth. The exhibit, which featured hand-painted flower pots and a stepping stone path, was paid for by the Flower Show as part of it’s Backyard Challenge Entry Program. Children from Pop’s Playground worked with NKCDC to paint the stepping-stones, and students from H.A. Brown Elementary School’s OIC after-school program decorated the flower pots with colorful hand-prints.
According to Paul Chrystie, Director of Communications at OHCD, this exhibit was created to tell the story of how simple greening techniques can be used in inner-city neighborhoods, and to inspire others. “The benefits of greening aren’t just aesthetic and environmental, they’re also economic,” Chrystie explains. According to a 2005 study conducted by Wharton Professor Susan Wachter, the greening of vacant land in NKCDC’s service area has resulted in a 30% increase in value of adjacent lots.
NKCDC and OHCD have a long and successful partnership, including the support of NKCDC’s Vacant Land Management program through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)’s Philadelphia Green Program. Together with PHS, who each year organizes and hosts the Flower Show, NKCDC has transformed hundreds of vacant lots into green space since the program’s inception in 1995.