Commerical Cooridor Small Projects, Big Impact

The idea that small projects can have a big impact on commercial corridor revitalization is not new. At the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), the idea manifested itself in the Corridors of Retail Excellence Program (CORE). The program, a three year pilot, yielded tremendous success in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia where LOA served as the lead consultant and worked closely with a local CDC. Our effort took the form of a "Model Block" program.  

While none of this is new, I do find it interesting that there are now organized and increasingly branded efforts to help people professionalize these kinds of things such as Tactical Urbanism by The Street Plans Collaborative and The Better Block project. So the next time you are thinking about corridor improvements, keep in mind that less is often more.Full post