BE A GEM Crossing
A North10 Philadelphia Project
North10 Philadelphia is a community-focused non-profit that has grown from the commitment and vision of Chase Lenfest and from the support of the H. Chase Lenfest Foundation.
North10’s impact is far-reaching. The organization was created in 2018 to serve the Hunting Park-East Tioga area of North Philadelphia (the Bethune School catchment). As the parent organization of the Lenfest Center, North10 collaborates with partners to facilitate strategic, resident-driven revitalization and service initiatives that foster economic growth, increase housing options, enhance learning opportunities, and promote wellness.
BE A GEM CROSSING
Be a Gem Crossing is a mixed use, adaptive reuse development that will bring critical new services and
housing to the Germantown Avenue commercial corridor in the East Tioga neighborhood. A
combination of new construction and rehabilitation, the project consists of 41 units of affordable
housing with a 22,000 square foot commercial space. The project will serve low income
families with a mix of one‐, two‐, and three‐bedroom units, along with a community
room, resident lounge, and laundry facilities on each floor. There will be eight units for households
below 20% AMI, seventeen units for those below 50% AMI, and sixteen units for those below 60% AMI.
Who we are
Joshua Klaris, Executive Director
Leroy Fisher, Director of Facilities
Stone Sherick Consulting Group
Joseph Sherick, Principal
Talani Mathis, Construction Project Manager
Cecil Baker + Partners
Nancy Bastian, Partner
Ryan Hill, Architect
Talani Mathis, CPM
215-627-8877 ext. 109