The mission of Germantown United CDC is to promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown and its business corridors through a sustainable, creative, and community-driven approach to economic development.
Commercial Corridor Revitalization
Germantown United CDC’s work within the neighborhood’s commercial district is focused on the Central Germantown Business Corridor. GUCDC is part of the City of Philadelphia’s Targeted Corridor Management Program (TCMP) funded by the Department of Commerce. The City supports the redevelopment of commercial corridors by providing funding to community based development organizations, like GUCDC, to hire neighborhood economic development staff. Funding is awarded through a competitive Request for Proposals process. Our staff works closely with representatives from Commerce to funnel resources into Germantown’s commercial corridors.
The Central Germantown Business Corridor 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, as shown on the map that follows. GUCDC recently relocated the organization’s headquarters from 5219 to 5320 Germantown Avenue, a location that offers greater visibility and accessibility.
The yellow line in the map of Germantown below demarcates GUCDC’s area of focus within the neighborhood’s commercial district.