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Commercial Corridors

More Than Storefronts
New publication from LISC explores the intersection of creative placemaking and community economic development
From Pop-Ups to Park Benches
5 ways to activate empty spaces in your community
Revitalizing Commercial Corridors: Lessons from LISC MetroEdge
Practical advice from LISC's MetroEdge commercial corridor revitalization program
LISC MetroEdge Commercial Corridor Briefs
Brief case studies show cities and nonprofits how successful commercial corridor initiatives came together.
What Works Webinar: Measuring the Shared Value of Anchor Community Engagement
How anchors institutions - large, local organizations such as universities, sports teams and major corporations- can embrace and measure their community impact.
The Commercial District Advisor
An on-line resource for ideas and strategies for successful commerical district revitalization.
"LISC MetroEdge: Improving the Vitality of our Commercial Districts and the Quality of Life of our Residents"
A discussion about how and where the LISC MetroEdge program works and what happens when it's successful.
"Retail Leasing for Community Organizations"
An open conversation on commercial corridor development in sustainable communities.
"Five Tips to Designing a Great Facade Grant Program"
Tips for designing effective f açade improvement programs for small businesses in the community.
"Getting Over Your Retail Leasing Blues"
LISC MetroEdge materials providing expert advice on what challenges to expect and how to address them.
"Case Studies for Transit Oriented Development"
A short summary of the transit oriented development (TOD) tools that are used by communities across the country.
"Commercial Corridors: A Strategic Investment Framework for Philadelphia"
This dense, detailed examination of all of Philadelphia's 265 commerical corridors shows how maps, measurement and statistics can serve strategy and support for retail centers .
“Commercial Revitalization Planning Guide: A Toolkit for Community Based Organizations”
A guide to help communities discover a starting point for planning a commercial corridor revitalization program and provides practical tools to assist in its implementation.
“A Roadmap to Revitalizing Urban Neighborhood Business Districts”
A description of the techniques that LISC and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center (NMSC) used in a four-year demonstration program building on NMSC's Main…
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