Chicago’s West and South Side neighborhoods have experienced disinvestment for decades. Prime commercial corridors in these communities have underutilized or empty storefronts, as well as many vacant lots. INVEST South/West, a public/private partnership, is a community revitalization initiative launched by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to reverse systemic disinvestment within ten West and South Side neighborhoods. Using South Chicago as a case study, this session will detail how INVEST South/West is transforming disinvested commercial corridors to support small businesses and restore historic buildings, thereby fostering equity and resilience where it's needed most. This session will also look at a start-up effort to convert a historic masonic temple into the anchor for an arts corridor, broadening the impact of INVEST South/West in South Chicago.