Frankford Community Development Corporation

Our Mission
The Frankford Community Development Corporation is dedicated to the asset-based development of Lower Northeast Philadelphia through job creation, affordable and workforce housing development, and the creative and sustainable improvement of public space. Current programs and projects include: commercial corridor management, supportive housing services, workforce development, Reimagining Margaret-Orthodox, and Gillingham Court.

Reimagining Margaret-Orthodox (pictured) is the Frankford CDC's five-year development strategy to transform the Frankford Avenue Corridor area around Arrott Transportation Center. This includes the Daral Building renovation, the creation of Frankford Pause Park, a facade improvement for Frankford Beverage Distributor, and the redevelopment of the vacant properties at 4663 and 4665 Paul Street to create new commercial spaces and eight units of affordable housing.
What LS&A has done for us
Laura Solomon and Associates has played a critical role in the Gillingham Court project. Gillingham Court consists of a half-acre vacant lot, currently in the pre-development phases for an affordable senior housing development. Due to various issues this lot has remained vacant for over 30 years, inviting illegal parking, dumping, and other nuisances; residents are eager to see a project materialize. Recently, LS&A has been instrumental in obtaining Attorney General and Orphans’ Court approval that enabled Frankford CDC to access endowment funds instrumental in moving this project forward.