NSCA's Development efforts are aimed at improving the physical environment on the greater Norris Square community to empower and benefit the community. NSCA's Development efforts include the creation of affordable housing, through rehabilitation and new construction, the rehabilitation of abandoned commercial properties, and the acquisition of abandoned lots. To learn more about NSCA's Development efforts, call our Real Estate Development department at (215)426-8734.
Below is a list of some of our past and present development projects.
St. Boniface Complex (On Going)
Since 2007, NSCA has been in the process of redeveloping the former site of the St. Boniface Catholic Church. The multi-million dollar redevelopment project includes the rehabilitation of the St. Boniface Elementary school building as as early childhood education center, the development of seven affordable single family town-homes, the rehabilitation of the rectory for NSCA's main offices and the rehabilitation of the Blessed Carlos Rodriguez Community Center.The project will bring much needed recreational and training facilities as well as affordable home ownership opportunities to the Norris Square community.
Las Terrazas Homes
In 2013, NSCA completed the construction of Las Terrazas, 10 new affordable single family homes built on vacant lots along Susquehanna Avenue.
The Children’s Center (Rehabilitation and Expansion)
Completed in 2001, The Children's Center is an early childhood education center located on Mascher Street. Formerly a warehouse, the space now houses classrooms and offices to support NSCA's Head Start program. An expansion of the center was completed in 2012.
In 2009, NSCA developed the $12 million dollar Hunter Homes project, a 48 unit single family mixed income affordable housing development. The homes feature 3-4 bedrooms and ADA compliant units. This project required the assembly of 212 lots containing 48 structures which were demolished and redeveloped. The sale prices for the homes ranged from $76,000 to $125,000 with various subsidies.
La Torre Homes
In 2003, NSCA developed abandoned and vacant lots on Howard and Norris Streets to create La Torre. The project created 10 single family homes which sold for $52,000.
Completed in 2004, Los Balcones is a rental development of 21 affordable townhomes on Norris Street.
Casa Carmen Aponte Senior Houses
In 2000, NSCA and Catholic Social Services developed the Casa Carmen Aponte Senior Homes, a 35 unit affordable senior living facility located on Howard Street.