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Point Breeze Avenue Revitalization Project


Point Breeze Avenue serves a diverse cross-section of South Philadelphia. As rapid change occurs on the Avenue and surrounding neighborhoods, a goal of the City is to meet the evolving needs of this culturally diverse and historic business and residential community. In partnership with the Point Breeze neighborhood and stakeholders, the City is preparing a strategic revitalization plan to restore the commercial corridor and respond to community needs. The project is being administered by the Department of Commerce in consultation with the Office of Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson.  

This process will identify the community’s shared vision and goals for restoring the commercial corridor, prioritize the issues, and identify economic and placemaking strategies to improve the physical assets of the corridor and its redevelopment potential. This project will identify strategies to improve commercial activity, mobility, and the public realm to make it clean, attractive, active, and safe. This process will also review and consider the City’s Comprehensive Plan 2035 and Commercial Corridor Policies, leverage existing public and private investments, and celebrate the neighborhood’s historic urban fabric and diverse community.





The project team administered a Community Survey designed to help prioritize issues and opportunities and to gauge support for potential strategies related to the economic conditions, redevelopment, and physical assets of Point Breeze Avenue.

The survey was made available online and at public places throughout the neighborhood. Through extensive efforts by the project team and Steering Committee, the survey was advertised and distributed between October 30, 2022 and March 30, 2023.

There were approximately 800 responses. The survey results will inform the development of alternative strategies to be further discussed and evaluated throughout the planning process.

Please check back soon for a summary of the survey results.

Public Workshop #1 - Listening and Visioning

The project team held a Public Workshop at St. Simon Church at 22nd and Reed Streets on January 25, from 6-8 pm. The meeting was advertised through various means, including a postcard mailer sent to over 3,700 homes and businesses surrounding the Avenue and mass emails and social media posts.

The meeting was structured in an open house format with interactive workstations, allowing participants to come and go any time during the workshop period and move around to various stations of their choosing. The purpose was to provide the opportunity to learn about the Revitalization Plan and the process and to provide input and ideas on the area’s visions, strengths, and priority issues.

Click here for the summary of the Workshop results.

Public Workshop #2 - Review Plan Alternatives and Select Strategies

Please stay tuned for notices of our second Workshop. At this Workshop, we will review the plan alternatives and select strategies. The Workshop will be in Spring 2023. The specific date and location are to be determined.


It is the mission of the South Philadelphia Community Fund, stewarded by the Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance formerly, Diversified Community Services and United Communities Southeast Philadelphia, to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by supporting families. Along with various partner organizations, we are providing a one-stop-shop for benefits to help families. The South Philadelphia Community Fund will serve clients in person and online providing access to benefits including housing counseling, educational workshops, direct financial assistance. This collaborative partnership is funded by the United Way’s PROMISE, an initiative to lift more than 100,000 Philadelphians out of poverty.


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Please use this form to submit comments concerning the Point Breeze Avenue Corridor Revitalization Plan.