Founded in 1970 as Central Northside Neighborhood Council, Allegheny City Central Association (ACCA) aims to enhance the quality of life of all Central Northside residents. In 2010, ACCA kicked off the redevelopment of the Garden Theater Block, a corridor characterized by vacancies and blight. Today, the area includes a coffee shop, restaurants, and the Allegheny branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The next phase of redevelopment is now underway, which will include the nonprofit City of Asylum’s “Alphabet City,” a space that will include a literary center, performance space, classrooms, a restaurant, and bookstore. In addition to commercial development, ACCA develops housing and works to restore or replace vacant lots and buildings within the community.