Community-Driven Approaches to Commercial Corridor Revitalization 
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Daniel Bancroft Joseph Rashid Maureen Anway

Commercial vacancy is an often-overlooked component of a comprehensive approach to addressing vacant property. In this session, speakers from the E. Warren Development Corp of Detroit, Michigan, and the Economic Action Group and the Western Reserve Port Authority of Youngstown, Ohio will share how they took community-driven approaches to revitalizing their commercial corridors. Strong community partnerships and strategic planning can lead to successful transformation of a city’s business corridors. Attendees will learn about the importance of inclusive community partnerships—including door-to-door surveys and resident engagement—and how to navigate the extensive barriers to acquiring and redeveloping commercial properties. The combination of connected partners, engaged local businesses, and available commercial space will advance economic development in a community. Join us to learn how to replicate these models in your cities.

Session Type
Breakout Session