Sam Sherman: Executive Director of the PASSYUNK AVENUE REVITALIZATION CORPORATION (PARC)
Starting as a developer Samuel Sherman Jr. has built more than 1,100 houses in suburban Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Since then, he began Sam Sherman Associates LLC, and New Urban Ventures, to pursue New Urbanist developments in Philadelphia. Their Spring Arts Point development rose on blocks that had languished for decades under Philadelphia’s “urban renewal” plan. The brownfields development won the Bronze Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for excellence in design and sustainability.
He was president of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia from 2008-2009 (and is its national legislative representative to the National Association of Home Builders),
Sherman served on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s sustainable development committee and was part of his transition team, helping to look at restructuring the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections.
In January 2008, Mayor Nutter appointed Sherman to the chairmanship of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
Finally, in 2011 Sam was appointed as the Executive Director of PARC, the non-profit that has a dual mission as both a non-profit real estate development/management company and a public space maintenance and enhancement organization along the Passyunk Ave business corridor.