A program facilitated by LISC, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Commerce Department, the Philadelphia Safe Commercial Corridor program uses the Safe Growth model as a way to tackle crime and safety issues on urban commercial corridors through design. Safe Growth is a proven method of organizing and training teams of diverse community stakeholders including leaders in community development, design, planning, law enforcement, and government, to positively impact real-life crime and safety issues.
The information and data gathered through a study using the safe growth model with be used by the Frankford CDC as a segue into a streetscaping design for the 4600-4700 blocks of Frankford Avenue and the 4600 block of Paul Street. The Frankford CDC will be working with the Community Design Collaborative to design the streetscaping concept. This project will build on the organization’s efforts around revitalizing Frankford Avenue around the soon to be renovated Arrott Transportation Center.