Allentown Neighborhood Development Alliance (ANDA) Neighborhood Partnership Program
The Allentown Neighborhood Development Alliance (ANDA) was created to oversee a six-year revitalization program for Seventh Street’s Main Street program area and the Old Allentown Preservation Association’s Elm Street neighborhood. It is a state-approved Neighborhood Partnership Program that is funded largely through the contributions of Keystone Nazareth Bank and Trust and PPL, Inc. Program goals include:
1) Promoting Seventh Street’s shopping area as a place to shop and do business;
2) Maximizing Seventh Street’s architectural design elements to give it a greater sense of place;
3) Increasing the perception of safety throughout the neighborhood;
4) Enhancing quality of life through various design and streetscape enhancements;
5) Maintaining and enhancing the quality of the housing stock and increasing homeownership in the neighborhood; and
6) Promoting Old Allentown as a place to live, especially to the future and existing downtown workforce.
ANDA is composed of a broad spectrum of stakeholders; including residents, merchants, and representatives of Keystone Nazareth Bank and Trust, PPL, the City of Allentown, Lehigh County, the Seventh Street Development Committee, State Representative Jennifer Mann, State Senator Patrick Browne, Allentown Economic Development Corporation, Old Allentown Preservation Association, Allentown Area School District, Allentown Redevelopment Authority, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, Allentown Weed and Seed, and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. The committee is chaired by Ed Pawlowski, mayor of the City of Allentown. Co-Vice Chairs are representatives of the two business firms that sponsor the Neighborhood Partnership Program, Keystone Nazareth Bank and Trust and PPL.