November 18, 2011
By Kristen Mosbrucker for NewsWorks
Nearly two dozen Germantowners met at the renovated Greene Street YMCA to “dream big” about the future of the commercial corridors in the neighborhood.
This came after a steering committee and representatives from five West Germantown community organizations mobilized behind a newly formed community development corporation calledGermantown United. Last week, they said they wanted to go public with their ideas.
Among their visions were enlisting a Fairmount Park Ranger to patrol Vernon Park, promoting housing restoration, hosting workshops, bolstering town watches and teaming up with existing programs and organizations like a local entrepreneurship apprentice program run by the Greater Germantown Business Association.