Welcome to Lancaster Avenue, a bustling commercial corridor that links diverse neighborhoods. The avenue is a unique destination with delightfully diverse eateries and shops located between 34th and 48th Streets. Only blocks away from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster Avenue is one of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets. Energized by creative businesses, artist communities, and deep history, this thoroughfare is walkable and convenient for shoppers.
Lancaster Avenue Map
Lancaster Ave is the zipper between numerous neighborhoods including Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Powelton Village and Saunders Park. People love coming to Lancaster Ave to eat, shop, learn and live.
Bidding Farewell to Kira Strong
It is with a heavy but joyful heart that we announce that Kira
Strong, the VP of PECCDC, will be moving on from PEC at the end of this month. We are joyful for her because she is embarking on a new leg of her career as the Deputy Director for Design and Construction of the newly formed Rebuilding Community Infrastructure office. And we are heavy because we all admire and appreciate Kira so much.
Kira has spent the last 12 years dedicated to Community & Economic Development here and actually spent two years during the 90’s working as the Volunteer Coordinator for PEC as well. The journey has been long and her imprint is woven into the fabric of our work. Her work has positioned PECCDC as a leader in the industry. Creating new housing, producing Art/culture/business/wellness initiatives and supporting and strengthening the work of her staff as well as the community are only a sampling of the legacy she leaves behind.
As she moves on, PECCDC also keeps moving. Day-to-day operations will be handled by Stephanie Wall, CDC Project Manager and James Wright, Commercial Corridor Manager. Kathy Desmond, President, will assume overall leadership of the CDC. The search for a new CDC leader will begin shortly.
Until we figure out ways to work with you again, Kira... we’ll see you around the city!
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