About the Tacony Community Development Corporation
The Tacony Community Development Corporation is the neighborhood’s
primary driver for
change. Residents first founded the organization in 2001 as an all-volunteer group focused
on preserving the neighborhood’s great housing stock. With the more recent Tacony Historic
Revitalization Project, the CDC has re-focused its small budget and staff on revitalizing
the Torresdale Avenue commercial corridor. Despite this focus, it does continue to provide
commercial and residential support services throughout the neighborhood. The service area is
bounded by Cottman Avenue, Frankford Avenue, Robbins Avenue, and the Delaware River.
The CDC’s corridor revitalization efforts are guided by the Main Street program’s four
approach to commercial reinvestment and economic development. Originally created as a
program of the National Trust for Historic
Preservation, the approach uses historic
preservation as a foundational tool that, along with volunteer effort, grows a commercial
district’s economic vitality. Torresdale Avenue’s beautiful, historic homes and storefronts
have already sparked great progress in the past few years.
Explore our website to find out what we have been up to and where we plan to go over the
next several years!
Director & Corridor Manager
Louis A Iatarola
Owner, Louis A Iatarola Appraisal Ltd.
Vice President & Trustee
Pastor, CityReach Church
Owner, Marie Huff Hairdressing
President & Acting Treasurer