North 5th Street Revitalization Project mission is to manage, promote, and revitalize North 5th Street in Olney as a thriving commercial district for area shoppers, residents and visitors.
We were founded by Olney residents, merchants, and the Korean Community Development Services Center in 2005 as a focused reinvestment toward North 5th Street’s primary commercial hub, located at 5th and Olney Avenue. In 2008, we hired a full-time Corridor Manager and Sanitation Specialist with generous funding from the Philadelphia Commerce Department. We’ve since grown to a full-time staff of two and part-time staff of three and expanded our service area to include North 5th Street from Roosevelt Boulevard (4800) to Spencer Street (6000).
As a community-based program, our work is driven by the ideas and concerns of the community. To share your thoughts and learn how you can become a part of the revitalization effort please contact us today!