New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) has owned open land at 2200-08 and 2211-17 Frankford Avenue, near the intersection of Frankford & Susquehanna, since the late ’90s. Over those 20+ years, the spaces have seen a variety of seasonal uses, from children’s programming to art installations, beer gardens to wine gardens, dog-walking to leisure space.
Now NKCDC is seeking input about long-term uses for both lots. As a community development corporation who tries to advance the best interests of our neighbors, we believe it’s important to let the community participate in our process of deciding how these lots should be used.
There are different ways to get involved:
- Come in-person to this event at 2200 Frankford Ave on Saturday, November 12, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Members of NKCDC’s staff and board will be present and happy to talk through the options, as well as share some history and process.
- Vote on paper at the ballot box at 2200 Frankford Ave. (northwest corner of Frankford and Susquehanna) from November 2 to 22.
- Return the mailer we sent to those living within 500 feet of 2200 Frankford Ave.
- Vote online here
To help steer the conversation, NKCDC staff and the Real Estate Committee of its Board of Directors have identified three broad options for each space. Read more here