March 28, 2012
Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Announce Release of Vibrant Retail Streets Toolkit
Office of Planning Study Highlights Innovative Approaches to Successful Commercial Districts
WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray will announce the release of the District’s Vibrant Retail Streets Toolkit, which evaluates the essential elements required to create and maintain outstanding retail areas and offers a customizable toolbox of strategies and implementation steps to improve retail corridors.
WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2012
WHERE: Yes! Organic Market
4100 Georgia Avenue NW
(Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station)
BACKGROUND: The Vibrant Retail Streets Toolkit, developed by the DC Office of Planning (OP) and its consultant partner Streetsense, incorporates research on best practices and innovative approaches to managing successful commercial districts. The document also uses metrics that assess the level of retail demand, accessibility, location, mix and format. The Vibrant Retail Streets Toolkit is a follow-up to OP’s Retail Action Strategy and Retail Action Roadmap, released in 2010.