Located just 8 miles north of Center City Philadelphia along the Delaware River, the Tacony CDC was founded in 2000 by an all-volunteer group that focused on preserving the neighborhood's historic housing stock. In 2011 the organization transitioned its priorities to promoting and revitalizing Torresdale Avenue, the neighborhood's commercial corridor. The mission of the TCDC is to manage and promote the continued improvement of the commercial district in Tacony and the surrounding area as a vibrant shopping and dining district for area residents and neighboring communities.
The Tacony Community Development Corporation's Executive Director manages the day-to-day affairs
of the non-profit organization and serves as the organization's Corridor Manager. The Executive
Director reports to the Tacony CDC's Board of Trustees and is supervised by the Board President on a
The Executive Director encourages investment and small business growth along Torresdale Avenue
and other commercial nodes in Tacony to promote neighborhood economic development to revitalize
the Tacony community. The Executive Director executes an annual work plan approved by the Board
based on the CDC's five points including: Clean and Safe, Design, Promotion, Organization, and