Over the past year, The Y Community Development Corporation (YCDC) has been working on a plan to help revitalize the neighborhoods and empower the residents of the Penn Street Community in York City.
The YCDC hired Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects and Montez Parker to help create a vision plan for the Penn Street Neighborhood. This is a snapshot of our vision.
Walkability & Safety
Ensure residents can safely walk in the area by removing overgrown trees, adding necessary lighting, providing bilingual signage, and improving the overall streetscape
Park to Park Connection
Use existing parks and green space to their highest potential by improving the parks and establishing the Penn Street Park Network, which will include wayfinding signage
Reinventing the Princess Street Center
Reopen the Princess Street Center to the public by completing essential repairs and renovations to the facility while preserving its historic character and heritage
Access for All
Give all residents opportunities to thrive in their homes through homeownership programs, positive relationships with property rental companies, and financial assistance for repairs and other bills
Expand Development Opportunities
Create a comprehensive community by exploring mixed-use building developments and making the best use of existing structures, all while leveraging community support and feedback
Ignite Penn Market
Continue Penn Market’s history as an anchor of the community by collaborating with the York City Redevelopment Authority to increase traffic and promote local entrepreneurs