Newbold CDC launching business advisory council this spring

newbold cdcThe Newbold Community Development Corporation will be launching a business association in the spring to benefit the West Passyunk and Snyder Avenue commercial corridors.

Branded as the Newbold Business Advisory Council, the raison d’etre of the Council is to enlist the local business community to support Newbold CDC’s ongoing projects. In so doing, it will assist the local business community in achieving its own goals of increased economic activity in the Newbold area.

Newbold CDC will host the initial meeting of the Council on the rooftop deck of AJ Appliances, located at West Passyunk and 15th Street. An exact date is yet to be determined (most likely in April. If you wish to attend, please contact

Given the many urgent needs of this area and the respective costs to implement solutions, “It is imperative that the Newbold CDC begin working hand-in-glove with the local business community to identify available options for funding these critical initiatives,” said CDC board president Tim Lidiak.

The CDC’s been busy. Just last month they revealed plans to start a street cleaning program next month and redevelop the intersection of Broad and West Passyunk into a gateway for the neighborhood. 

Let’s keep that momentum rolling.

– Francine Mulligan