Community Ventures is thrilled to announce that our Centennial Village project has received the PACDC 2019 Blue Ribbon Award!
The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC)’s Blue Ribbon Awards recognize outstanding achievement by community development corporations that advance PACDC’s vision: “An equitable city where every Philadelphian lives, works, and thrives in a neighborhood that offers an excellent quality of life.” Winners of the Blue Ribbon Award exemplify community development best practices and demonstrate excellence in Innovation, Impact, Leadership and Advances Equity.
About Centennial Village:
Centennial Village is a 51 unit mixed-use development that has transformed the West Parkside neighborhood. The residential units include a mix of apartment buildings, and single-family homes, and the project includes 7,227 square feet of commercial space in Philadelphia’s West Parkside neighborhood. It has been developed by Community Ventures, a non-profit affordable housing developer, through partnerships with the Parkside Association of Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, PNC Bank, Philadelphia Housing Authority and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.
Centennial Village has transformed 44 previously vacant and blighted lots and buildings into a rejuvenated, vibrant block of affordable housing and commercial space. The project builds on other recent public investments and key neighborhood assets, including transit links to nearby employment centers in University City, Center City, and City Avenue.