Product No.: 13070
Date Published: 11/2013
If you would like to request a printed copy (or copies) of this product, please call DVRPC at 215-592-1800 or email the staff contact listed below. If you would like to request this publication or portion of this publication in another language or format, please fill out a request form.Many land use and zoning policies address retail and commercial development, but often fall short of creating and sustaining a thriving retail district that fits the needs of the surrounding population. Through the Strategies for Older Suburbs work program, staff compiled information about 71 downtown retail districts in an effort to learn what elements were common among successful older suburban retail districts. Short- and long-term strategies were then developed to help local officials maintain and revive these districts and further their economic development goals.
Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC 9-county region
Key Words: retail districts, downtown, older suburbs, management types, main streets, BIDs, merchants associations, Competitive Retail Management, nonretail, civic, culture, vacant, residential, population density, transit access, capture rates, lease rates, sales per square foot, general merchandise, food and beverage, neighborhood goods, Bryn Mawr, Collingswood, Princeton, Haddonfield, West Chester, Downingtown, Doylestown, Media, Bordentown City, Kennett Square, trade area, retail mix, financial incentives, design incentives, retail supply, retail demand, zoning, density, inventory, facade program, retail typology, retail trends.
- Karen P. Cilurso, PP, AICP (email@example.com)
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