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Understanding Strategies and Tactics in Commercial Corridor Revitalization

The Selby Avenue Action Coalition (SAAC) is a diverse group of neighborhood stakeholders who came together in 2010 to find ways to inspire enterprise and investment on nine underutilized blocks of Selby Avenue. The goal of this project is to help the group better understand strategies, tools, and tactics that have been used in other commercial corridors outside the Twin Cities to encourage economic investment while leveraging cultural assets. It will summarize both foundational and contemporary literature on general strategies, practices, and tools used to advance corridor revitalization and the identification of at least three successfully revitalized commercial corridors similar to Selby Avenue. Diana Dyste, a Master of Architecture student in the College of Design, will perform a literature review, conduct and summarize interviews and write a final report on effective commercial corridor revitalization. The results will be used to directly shape and inform the activities outlined in the coalition’s strategic plan for the corridor.

Project Award Date: 
Community organization or agency: 
Selby Avenue Action Coalition
CURA Contact: 
C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988