8th and Berks

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In July 2014, the City and PHA received a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) grant for the North Central Neighborhood. The 8th and Berks Street site is an integral part of the North Central Choice Neighborhood as this area has significant problems with vacancy and disinvestment, depressing home values and crime.  Our goal is to not only stabilize the local neighborhood, but to build a lasting, secure cultural hub in a previously neglected area. The site design entails affordable rental housing development for seniors, consisting of six townhomes and 49 residential units, as well as community space and green infrastructure. 

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