N5SRP was founded in 2006 by the Korean Community Development Services Center, a non-profit organization located the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia.
In conjunction with the architectural firm of Kise Straw and Kolonder, a group of dedicated community members, business owners, and property owners, N5SRP developed a comprehensive plan for the commercial corridor in 2008.
Since 2008, N5SRP has implemented a daily sidewalk-sweeping program to clean the corridor, redevelop the business owners association (OBA), restored a working relationship between the 35th Police District and business owners to enhance safety, installed 12 security cameras, a mural and three benches along the corridor.
Recently, N5SRP established the Olney Community Collaborative (OCC) to more directly connect residents and merchants through free or low-cost classes, workshops, and events.
Since December, the OCC has successfully coordinated 3 neighborhood clean-up events involving community members, local district Cub Scouts, as well as the organizations R.I.S.E, and BuildOn.
In addition, other OCC past and future events and courses include: 2010 Winter Festival, free weekly yoga classes, a Korean Conversation and Culture Workshop, First Time Home Buyers Workshop, Open Mic Night, Immigration Roundtable, 2011 Summer Festival and much more.
The North 5th Street Revitalization Project (N5SRP) is committed to improving the N. 5th Street commercial corridor, located in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia.
The North Fifth Street Revitalization Project actively assists both small business owners and community residents in business development, capacity building, and connecting our residents to various local, city, and state agencies. We actively engage with a variety of city organizations and government entities in order to strengthen the bond between the Olney neighborhood and our surrounding areas.