About Germantown United

Philadelphia_GermantownUnitedCDC_Boundaries_smOur Mission

To promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown’s business corridors through a sustainable, creative, and community-driven approach to economic development.

GUCDC’s Boundaries

Germantown United CDC is focused on the Central Germantown Business Corridor which is bounded by Chelten Avenue between Baynton and Morris streets; Germantown Avenue between Washington Lane and Berkley Street; Maplewood Mall; and short stretches of important intersecting streets such as Greene Street, Wayne Avenue, and Pulaski Avenue. The yellow line in the map of Germantown demarcates GUCDC’s boundaries. View an expanded image of the map or download a PDF >>


10 Things to Get Excited About in Germantown in 2016

Germantown United CDC is:

1. Building a neighborhood website and online business directory for everyone, launching in Winter 2016

2. Bringing resources to Germantown businesses and entrepreneurs through GU’s free bimonthly Business Info Session series (ongoing)

3. Inspiring civic engagement and innovation through the Fund for Germantown, which has distributed $9,300 to support 17 community-driven projects (ongoing)

4. Growing the business corridor and supporting local businesses interested in making storefront improvements and interior upgrades by connecting them to city funding (ongoing)

5. Beautifying the business district with tree plantings, decorative plantings and flowers, and maintenance (watering service!), with more greening to come in Spring 2016

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6. Planning for the future of Germantown, working with peer organizations to raise funds for a comprehensive neighborhood plan (ongoing)

7. Strengthening our community by throwing Germantown’s biggest street festival ever, coming in Spring 2016

8. Telling our story on Germantown’s new low-power FM radio station – GU will have 10 hours of programming each week to talk about the business community, urban planning and design (launching soon)

9. Investing in low-cost, high-impact improvements with the Storefront Activation Program – lookout for fresh window displays on Germantown Ave and Chelten Ave (2015/2016)

10. Advocating for implementation funds for improvements to public spaces and neighborhood amenities (ongoing)