Fairmount: NBR’s Boss Breaks Norms in the Community, as a Woman, and as a Businesswoman

Fairmount: NBR’s Boss Breaks Norms in the Community, as a Woman, and as a Businesswoman

On a day- to-day basis, Shalimar Thomas, North Broad Renaissance’s executive director, schedules meetings with city commissioners, organizes community events and keeps her growing team on track. Thomas’ rigor is fueled by one thing – revitalizing North Broad Street. NBR, which was founded in 2015, adopted a five-year plan with certain goals her team needs […]

 By Mary Mazzoni and Stephanie Mullen

Francisville: Revitalization of the North Broad Corridor

Francisville: Revitalization of the North Broad Corridor

“After years of decline, North Broad Street truly is coming back,” said consultants with Orth-Rodgers & Associates, Inc. and three other firms in a transportation and access study presented to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The revitalization of North Broad Street began close to City Hall but is slowly creeping upward toward Francisville – which […]