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.

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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.

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Who we are


North10 Philadelphia

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