At MaKen Studios and J-centrel and on Kensington Avenue, we welcomed small businesses who work in science and research, food and beverage, health, creative experiences, fitness, and who deliver community-serving services and support for minority-owned businesses, creators.
We celebrated a lot at J-centrel in 2021. We kicked off our Opening Day, welcoming the community, investors, partners to the building. We welcomed 10 new small businesses. We launched our Good Neighbor Program for residents to support the communities of Harrowgate and Kensington through volunteering opportunities with our partner organizations or who are an employee of one of our partners. Càphê Roasters opened their first cafe at J-centrel.
With our partners, Mosaic Development Partners, construction went into full-swing to deliver mixed market rate and affordable apartment residences with street-level retail providing essential and supportive services to the Sharswood neighborhood, including a grocery store, urgent care, eateries, and a community bank.
Monumental Moment 1
The first phase of construction at the legendary Beury Building began, decades in the making
Monumental Moment 2
Community partnerships with BGEC (Broad-Germantown-Erie Collaborative) and the North Broad Real Estate Commission to raise the bar of equitable development, unify projects and impact for the North Broad Street communities.