Northeast Times

Tacony seeks corridor manager

The Ta­cony Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion is ac­cept­ing re­sumes for a newly cre­ated full-time po­s­i­tion of com­mer­cial cor­ridor man­ager.

The de­cision to hire an in­di­vidu­al to help re­vital­ize the Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue com­mer­cial cor­ridor came at last month’s kick­off meet­ing for the His­tor­ic Ta­cony Re­vital­iz­a­tion Pro­ject.

The Ta­cony CDC, which launched the re­vital­iz­a­tion pro­ject, wel­comed neigh­bor­hood res­id­ents, mer­chants and prop­erty own­ers to a meet­ing to be­gin plan­ning a long-term re­vital­iz­a­tion of the av­en­ue.

The new man­ager will work with the CDC board of dir­ect­ors and vo­lun­teer com­mit­tees and teams to im­prove Tor­res­dale and Long­shore av­en­ues.

“We are look­ing for someone with high en­ergy and an en­tre­pren­eur­i­al back­ground,” said Peter Nac­car­ato, board pres­id­ent of the Ta­cony CDC. “Since this ef­fort is just be­gin­ning, we need someone who is well or­gan­ized, a self starter and has a sense of hu­mor.”

The job de­scrip­tion is avail­able at www.his­tor­ic­ta­con­yre­vital­iz­a­tion.com

In­ter­ested can­did­ates should sub­mit a cov­er let­ter, re­sume, ref­er­ences and writ­ing sample by 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. The an­ti­cip­ated an­nu­al salary range is $45,000 to $65,000. The hire will be made by Decem­ber.

The pro­ject aims to dir­ect both pub­lic- and private-sec­tor in­vest­ment to cre­ate a vi­brant, thriv­ing and self-sus­tain­ing cor­ridor that provides shops, jobs, places to so­cial­ize and cul­tur­al amen­it­ies.

In its work, the pro­ject will use the prin­ciples and prac­tices of the Main Street Four Point Ap­proach, which uses his­tor­ic pre­ser­va­tion as a found­a­tion to foster the goals of neigh­bor­hood and com­mer­cial growth and vi­tal­ity.

Loc­al res­id­ents are in­vited to vo­lun­teers on one of the fol­low­ing four teams: or­gan­iz­a­tion, pro­mo­tion, design and eco­nom­ic re­struc­tur­ing.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Donna Ann Har­ris at 215-546-1988 or send e-mail to his­tor­ic­ta­con­yre­vital­iz­a­tion@gmail.com ••

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