Goals and Objectives
The Mantua of today is quickly turning into anew community.
With the help of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
West Philadelphia Partnership, University City District,
and a host of other entities, NSSD
will take the lead in paving the way to revitalizing
the Mantua Community, making full use of collaborations
with Drexel University that will beneft the school,
its many students that live in the area as well as residents.
will accomplish this by taking a holistic approach to
the area that will include a strong partnership with
the West Philadelphia Partnership in order to address
as many challenges as possible, including housing, aesthetics,
crime, jobs, education, health and human resources.
For any Mantua-based program to be effective, it must
consider the needs of current and future residents.
Below is how NSSD and its partners will accomplish this:
New Businesses & Homes
The development of a commercial corridor will breath new
life into Mantua. In particular, plans are in place to make
Haverford Avenue (BETWEEN WHAT AND WHAT??) AN EXITING commercial
corridor that includes a supermarket, state-of-the-art daycare
center, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and a myriad of retail
businesses to entice people to come live, work and play.
Mantua become more physically appealing consist of collaborating
with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and other entities
to have various landscaping and tree planting projects set
up in areas that are now abandoned lots and falling-down
homes. Moreover, lighting and street furtishings, along
with refurbished sidewalks and playgrounds, would give the
community a more refreshing appeal.
A 24 hour bicycle patrol will be established in conjuction
with area town watches, and the local police. NSSD will
also provide escort services to anyone doing business in,
or residing in Mantua.
Stimulate Job Opportunities
Businesses are established, the creation of new jobs is
inevitable. Such new jobs would need to give priority to
area residents who would then have even more of an incentive
to insure the safety of the community and its businesses.
Establish Health & Human Services
health-related information and activities for residents
of Mantua is a wise investment in human capital. Doing this
creates a sense of giving back to the community, which,
in return, strums up support for the overall revitalization
effort and all the visible partners involved in that effort.
Facilitate Educational and Training Services
collaborating with reputable institutions of higher-learning
such as Drexel University, NSSD, MCIC and WPP will be able
to disseminate information about educational services available
to the community as well as any pertinent advice and/or
tips to enhance the quality of life for Mantua residents.
community improvement committe (mcic)
N.35th street .philadelphia, PA 19104 . phone (215)382-6242