Neighborhood Development

The Neighborhood Economic Development Division stimulates private investment by encouraging the active participation of community based groups in the implementation and management of commercial revitalization initiatives. We help revitalize depressed communities, creating jobs, improving physical conditions and stimulating private investment.

We provide technical assistance to merchant associations and local development organizations with strategic planning and implementation of physical improvement projects along commercial corridors. We help assess economic conditions, identify areas in most need of improvement, provide recommendations to improve a community's aesthetic appeal, structure a capital improvement budget and coordinate with appropriate city agencies to execute streetscape and facade improvements.

Read About Corona Plaza's Renovation, 9/14/12


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