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Our Priorities

Commercial Corridors

LISC’s commercial corridor program supports revitalization of key commercial corridors throughout West, Eastern North, Kensington, and Fairhill neighborhoods. These corridors function as community hubs and centers of commerce, providing amenities to neighborhood residents and specialty goods and services not available elsewhere. Our corridor work helps community partners attract investment, businesses and jobs to neighborhood commercial corridors across Philadelphia.

LISC invests in projects that cultivate entrepreneurship, attract new businesses, diversifies local retail mix, and stimulates employment. 

We deploy a number of strategies to help build thriving commercial districts across the City of Philadelphia through:

  • Building the capacity of community partners to implement their corridor revitalization plans
  • Helping businesses get support and connect them with qualified workers
  • Training business leaders, police officers and residents to work together to create welcoming & safe environments
  • Providing technical assistance and financing to replace blight and vacancy with mixed-use and commercial developments 
  • Helping to grow small and advanced manufacturing businesses and create quality, living wage jobs for residents


LISC has invested most recently in the following commercial districts:

Stories about Commercial Corridors

Learn more about the Philadelphia LISC's work with commercial corridors by reading our stories and recent news.

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