Community Event

Public Meeting on Future of Germantown YWCA Building

today December 7, 2021my_locationFirst Presbyterian Church of Germantown


Germantown residents and friends are invited to a Public Meeting to discuss the future of the historic YWCA Building which has sat empty and neglected at 5820 Germantown Ave. for 15 years.

MEETING LOCATION: Auditorium of First Presbyterian Church of Germantown, 35 W. Chelten Ave.

MEETING TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30) MASKS REQUIRED.

Germantown resident Garlen Capita on the history of the YWCA Building, the long struggle to save and restore it, and a vision for its future.

Deputy Mayor/Phila.Redevelopment Authority (PRA) Board Chair Anne Fadullon

Phila. Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) Director of Real Estate Jessie Lawrence.

Other elected officials have been invited.

Attendees at the meeting will be able to ask questions and express their ideas for the future of the YWCA Building.

The YWCA Building under the auspices of the Phila. Redevelopment Authority (PRA) has been empty for 15 years! In that time:
1. It was seriously damaged by fire
2. Proposals for senior housing were rejected
3. Six years ago Council Rep Cindy Bass chose out-of-town KBK Enterprises to develop “market rate” apartments by 2019. NOTHING has happened!
The Friends for the Restoration of the G’Town YWCA Building are asking for:
1. A new developer
2. A transparent and quick selection process with community involvement
3. A plan for the Building which honors the YWCA’s history of inclusion, women’s empowerment, anti-ageism, and anti-racism.
3. A plan in keeping with the present-day and future needs of Germantown’s current and longtime residents

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Begin December 7, 2021 H 7:00 pm
End December 7, 2021 H 8:30 pm
Location First Presbyterian Church of Germantown
Address 35 W. Chelten Ave. 
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