Firms Selected to Transform Historic Family Court Building & Adjacent Parking Lot on Philadelphia’s Iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2023Contacts: Firms Selected to Transform Historic Family Court Building & Adjacent Parking Lot on Philadelphia’s Iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway National Real Estate Development and Frontier Development and Hospitality Group’s winning proposal places the African American Museum of Philadelphia in a brand-new building in a marquee location on the Parkway, provides

Groundbreakings & Ribbon Cuttings

Some of PIDC’s spectacular neighborhood projects have recently cut the ribbons and celebrated opening their doors. Here are a few notable projects that have either renovated their current location or opened at an entirely new location. Community Partnership School is now in its 14th year of providing high quality and affordable early childhood and elementary

Impact Development Fund

After the successful investment of the initial round of $6M from the Impact Development Fund, PIDC launched a second round of $5M to support commercial, industrial, and mixed-use development on commercial corridors in Philadelphia’s low-income neighborhoods. PIDC’s Impact Development Fund provides new capital for neighborhood-based development, driving revitalization in communities that can often be overlooked


Located in South Kensington, Oxford Mills, is a $38 million mixed use project that transformed an abandoned factory into affordable living space for teachers and office space for educational non-profit organizations. The fully renovated building now houses offices for Teach for America, a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who strive to effect change


Lincoln Square is a transformative mixed-use development featuring the adaptive reuse of the historic Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore train shed. The site is where Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train arrived prior to a circuitous procession up South Broad Street culminating in an Independence Hall memorial service that followed the president’s assassination in 1865. The site, which


After Congress passed the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) in 1988, the Department of Defense (DOD) began the process of shutting down most of its facilities in South Philadelphia and turning them over to the City for redevelopment. The City designated PIDC to manage this redevelopment process. These former DOD properties are now home


Located between the Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is the cornerstone of Drexel University’s commitment to civic engagement. The Dornsife Center fosters creative collaboration between Drexel’s faculty, staff and students, and the surrounding community. Programming at the Dornsife Center is driven by a


Located in the newly renovated Daral Building at 4667-69 Paul Street, the Frankford Community Development Corporation provides affordable housing and business development resources to the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Since its inception, the Frankford CDC has worked endlessly to provide increased job opportunities, affordable housing, and support of the development of increased financial resources through


Situated on the corner of Broad and Morris Streets in South Philadelphia is the Community Health and Literacy Center. Opened in 2016, the Community Health and Literacy Center is the product of a partnership between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the City of Philadelphia, PIDC, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and others. This project


For the past 50 years, Spectrum Health Services, Inc. has been improving the health status of our patients and of the residents living in the Philadelphia communities through an organized, comprehensive program of primary care delivery, health education and health-related social services regardless of their ability to pay. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1967