The NTCDC was founded in 1999 by members who collectively bring decades of experience in developing the community. Our expertise has been the foundation for stabilizing and developing Nicetown’s local economy, affordable housing, and open spaces. We directly provide supportive services, community education & organizing, land care, and special events coordination. The NTCDC headquarters is located at 4414 Germantown Avenue, a historically significant property recognized by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission as one of the strengths of Nicetown.
The NTCDC mission is to dynamically improve the quality of life in Nicetown and surrounding communities, by establishing sustainable community economic development. We fulfill our mission with a holistic and inclusive approach to goals and objectives that prioritize public safety; mobilization through “re-education” and training; affordable housing development; commercial corridor revitalization; arts & culture, and land care. The capacity to implement these goals and objectives is optimized by our strategic partnerships, collaborations, and volunteerism, with those that share a common purpose with our mission.