Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Receives Rising Star and Blue Ribbon Awards at PACDC 25th Anniversary Gala

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) was presented two awards at the Philadelphia Association of CDCs (PACDC)’s 25th Anniversary Awards Gala on April 18th. Director of Planning Sarah Yeung received a Rising Star Award, which recognizes individual achievement in community development. PCDC and Project HOME’s joint affordable housing development Francis House of Peace, Ping An […]

Chinatown Neighborhood Plan Progress: What’s Happening?

In December 2016, PCDC launched a 9-month process to update the Chinatown Neighborhood Plan. This plan will guide development in the community bounded by Spring Garden, 13th, Filbert, and 8th, advocate for fair housing resources, and reconnect the Chinatown community divided by the Vine Street Expressway. A local consultant team, Interface Studio, is facilitating this […]

Chinatown Neighborhood Survey Complete

The most recent Chinatown Neighborhood Survey, which began on September 17, 2016, ended on January 16, 2017. The survey covered a total of 1,007 addresses randomly selected from the 1,901 addresses in the Chinatown neighborhood, which was defined as the blocks between 8th and 13th, Spring Garden and Filbert. We received 163 responses for a […]

2017 Chinatown Spring Cleanup

April is the month of cleaning following Chinese Memorial Day or Qingming Jie (清明節). On April 8th, PCDC participated in the annual Philly Spring Cleanup. This marks the 10th year PCDC has participated in this city-wide event. With a crew of over 170 volunteers, the largest number of participants PCDC has ever had for this […]

Chinatown Shocked with Enormous Real Estate Market Assessments

Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessment (OPA) hits Chinatown properties with 2nd wave of increases since AVI (Actual Value Initiative). One property has a 340% increase in assessment values from 2017. Others were assessed an 150% increase. Assessments at this scale with this speed have left some property owners confused and reeling. With the upswing in […]

Chinatown Zodiac Medallions Stolen

Eight of Chinatown’s iconic sidewalk zodiac medallions have gone missing. Missing medallions have been noted primarily on the 200 block of 10th Street, with a few also on the 300 block of 10th, and along Vine. These medallions were installed by PCDC with the City of Philadelphia in 2012 as part of our 10th Street […]

May Teen Events and Opportunities:

Important Announcements: This month’s free practice SAT will be on May 27th. Email Ailin to sign up!   Free Museums; Arts Internship with Philly Stamp Pass Get ready for a summer of art! Philly teens 14-19 can sign up for a stamp pass to get free admission to Philadelphia museums and find out more about a […]

You Can Improve Pedestrian Safety in Chinatown

For a limited time, community members can report dangerous behavior and street environments in Chinatown to the City government through the Vision Zero Safety Map, which is the policy adopted by the City of Philadelphia to reduce traffic  deaths down to zero. Please spend 2 minutes to report dangerous pedestrian conditions in the Chinatown area. […]