Friday, January 27, 2012

RDC moves Roxborough forward


For generations, Roxborough has held strong to its core beliefs that made it a thriving community back in the late 1600s.

Given that was over 300 years ago, communities do change; for better, and for worse. Change is never a bad thing, but strong communities must adjust to change if they want to survive over the long haul; and Roxborough is a community that's always looking to improve life in the neighborhood.

Back in 1992, the Roxborough Development Corporation was formed by both civic associations and neighborhood volunteers to accomplish one major goal: "To put residents and businesses together for the good of the community." To this day, that's still the RDC's main goal and it's being pursued by their Executive Director, Bernard Guet.

Bernard signed on as the RDC's new ambassador back in 2007; he and his team have achieved a lot in their almost 5 years together. They helped get facade grants for local businesses to improve storefronts, they found funding for street scape improvements when money was scarce, and they have brought in new businesses to keep the central business corridor strong. To say the least, all of these accomplishments have improved the quality of life along Ridge Ave and I'm of the opinion that it's only going to get better in the years ahead.

Learn more about Roxborough and the RDC and see what their plans are for the foreseeable future.

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