Fiedler celebrates nearly $25,000 in neighborhood revitalization grants 

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., today announced that $24,695 in funding from the Pennsylvania Local Share Account is coming to her district in South Philadelphia. 

This funding was awarded to East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District for safety updates to East Passyunk Avenue. The funds allocated to the East Passyunk Business Improvement District will be used to install cameras on the intersections of Juniper, Mifflin, Moore, Morris, Tasker, and Reed streets and East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. These upgrades will enhance the sense of safety for business and property owners, residents, and visitors, Fiedler said.   

“I’m proud to support the small business owners and employees who are at the heart of our economy,” Fiedler said. “At the same time that many shoppers focus on buying local this holiday season, it’s especially wonderful to bring back these state grant dollars to our district to support local businesses!” 

Rebecca O’Leary, the executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue BID, said, "East Passyunk’s businesses, residents and visitors deserve a safe and clean community. The EPABID is grateful to State Representative Fiedler and State Senator Saval for helping us secure grant money for the installation of public safety cameras at all major intersections along our commercial corridor.” 

East Passyunk Avenue is home to over 160 independently owned businesses including restaurants, coffee shops, unique boutiques, salons, and beyond. The Local Share Account was created to support economic development and neighborhood revitalization projects across the commonwealth.