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Job Opportunity: Asbestos Abatement Workers and Supervisors

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On February 19, 2018, React Environmental Professional Services LTD began work on the clean-up of the Beury Building. React is currently seeking to hire additional asbestos abatement workers and supervisors during the contract period which is 120 days from February 19th, 2018. An up-to-date license issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is required. […]

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Remediation Work Begins on the Iconic Beury Building

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After almost 4 decades of dormancy, Shift Capital is proud to announce that abatement work has begun at the Beury Building.  On February 19, 2018, environmental workers began work on the clean-up of the site, a first step towards the return of the North Philadelphia iconic building.  The entire building will be remediated of all […]

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SHIFT CAPITAL ANNOUNCES KENSINGTON AVENUE STOREFRONT CHALLENGE AWARDEES

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Watch Video: On December 18, Shift Capital announced the awardees of the Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge. Of the 30 plus applicants, 9 finalists were chosen to receive an award of up to $10,000 and 12 months of free rent from Shift, $3,500 towards security cameras and facade improvements from the Philadelphia Department of Commerce, and […]

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Shift Capital announces Phase II of the Beury Project

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Shift Capital is excited to announce the next phase of the redevelopment of Broad, Erie & Germantown Ave.   With the mixed-use development of the Beury Building (Phase I) scheduled to begin construction in 2018, the Shift Capital team is releasing its preliminary designs for the 3700 block of North Broad Street.   Working with Philadelphia’s own […]

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Shift Capital Joins the Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Effort

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On September 29th, Shift Capital announced a partnership with the Governor’s Office of Pennsylvania, the Mayor’s Office of the City of Philadelphia, State Representative Angel Cruz and City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, as part of the emergency response effort to send relief packages to help Puerto Rico and its residents recover from Hurricane Maria. With the […]

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Great Turnout for the Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge Launch Event!

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On September 27th at 6:00pm Shift Capital, along with partners New Kensington CDC and Impact Services, arrived at Porchlight Hub (2774 Kensington Avenue) – a community art-making space, to facilitate the launch of the Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge. New and familiar faces filled the room, including dozens of community members and representatives from PIDC, Philadelphia […]

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The Gateway Project to North Kensington: What’s Urban Build?

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At Shift Capital, we are excited to announce a collaboration with Olin and PennPraxis – the Living Laboratory! Shift is contributing $5,000 and a 1/4 acre open lot as part of a fundraising campaign to support an innovative, interdisciplinary design-build studio course. Contingent on additional funding, the course will be offered to graduate students in [...]

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Announcing Reimagine: The Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge

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  Breathing Life Back Into Kensington Avenue! Shift Capital and its partners are thrilled to announce the launch of the Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge – a collaborative effort to reimagine this once vibrant Philadelphia business corridor. Like many former economic hubs in the city, the “Ave” has suffered from a world that left old urban-style, […]

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Staff Spotlight: Alex Nuñez

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My name is Alex, I was born and raised in Kensington, near the Fairhill neighborhood. I attended William Cramp Elementary, Julia Burgos Middle School and Central High  school on 17th & Olney before graduating and moving on to Penn State Abington. I was heavily involved at Penn State as a mentor to Latino and other […]

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Meet Our New Advisory Board!

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We are excited to announce the members of our new Advisory Board, a group with deep experience in the various fields of real estate that support a healthy neighborhood.  The Advisory Board will advise our team on existing work, and provide guidance as Shift continues to move forward. Read below to learn more: Hugh Frater | [...]

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