OUR MISSION: To promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown's business corridors through a sustainable and creative approach to economic development.


A portrait and timeline of GUCDC from its inception until now. Get a visual narrative of what we are doing, what is happening in the community and showcasing what makes Germantown such a great neighborhood.

Park(ing) Day 2012. GERMANTOWN’s FIRST YEAR taking part in this Nationwide event spearheaded by GU CDC. There were 4 spots along Chelten and Germantown Ave. GU, Artist Roundtable, Historic Germantown, and Un-Litter Us.

Park(ing) Day 2012


Re-Stimulate! Re-Invigorate! ReDevelop Germantown’s Corridor Feb 29, 2012 Engaging conversation with a panel of experts on best practices for operating a successful Community Development Corporation (CDC). …

CDC Expert Panel

Taken May 8 2013 in Philadelphia, PA

GU 2nd annual forum on Sustainability: It IS Easy Being Green. A great turnout and group of panelists sharing many perspectives and possibilities for a more sustainable Germantown

GU Sustainability Forum


Over 400 people attended the Re-Imagine Maplewood Mall Block party. Arts, music, jugglers, magicians, children’s activites, and lots of fun.

Re-Imagine Maplewood Mall Block Party

Ed Rendell hanging out at GU fundraiser

We Hit it Out the Park! GUCDC’s Inaugural fundraiser, “For the Love of Germantown” held at the Oaks Cloisters was a tremendous success. Ed Rendell, as always, was a dynamic speaker and motivator

FOR THE LOVE OF GERMANTOWN : GU’s Inaugural fundraiser


COMMUNITY PARTNERS | Friends of Vernon Park • Historic Germantown • Rockland Street Neighbors • G’Town Restoration CDC • Germantown Special Services District • West Central Germantown Neighbors • Germantown Community Connection • Germantown Artists Roundtable • Penn Knox Neighbors • Northwest Neighbors • Awbury Arboretum • Chew Bellefield Neighbors • West Chelten Neighbors

Community Partners

October 15, 2014

Launching We are Germantown: Our campaign to raise $30,000!

We are launching an important fundraising campaign as we enter an exciting new phase of our work.  We started three years ago with no money and …

May 27, 2014

Stone Soup

 STONE SOUP; a cross cultural folk tale about collaboration In the story, villagers learn that when everyone contributes just a little of what they have, …

May 17, 2014
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Notes from the The BIG G

NOTES + VIDEO FROM THE BIG G COMMUNITY FORUM If you were not able to attend our 2014 Community Forum on Gentrification, you can watch …