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Six local nonprofits â€“ three CDCs and three business associations â€“ have joined forces to create a new tradition for metro area commercial corridors.Â University Avenue Business Association on the Central Corridor, SPARC on Rice Street, the Lake Street Council, the West Bank Business Association, the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, and the Northeast CDC on Central Avenue.
â€œGreat streets make great cities.â€Â Â Each partner affirms that the success of any commercial corridor is measured by the communityâ€™s quality of life.
The Great Cities project is a collaborative research project between the NE CDC, SPARC on Rice Street, the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, University United, the West Bank Business Association and Lake Street Council. The project investigates the implementation process and impact of Business Improvement Districts on commercial corridors and the community.