Commercial Corridors have long been the pulse of healthy neighborhoods.

They help to sustain neighborhoods by promoting local investment, boosting property values, and preserving the urban context of neighborhoods. But to succeed in today's retail environment, commercial corridors must incorporate new retail formats, find new market niches, and make strategic capital investments. Infill development will be an essential part of remaining competitive.

Commercial corridors are the topic of the first phase of Infill Philadelphia, an initiative sponsored by the Community Design Collaborative that was being implemented in three phases—each addressing a specific infill development opportunity. The Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Coalition partnered with the Collaborative on Infill Philadelphia: Commercial Corridors.

The designs created through Infill Philadelphia: Commercial Corridors explore a range of options for revitalizing neighborhood commercial corridors.

  • Restaurant Retrofit

    Transforming a neighborhood tap into a full-service restaurant on Lancaster Avenue. Learn More...

  • Theater Reuse

    Finding new options for 60th Street's Imperial Theater.
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  • Gateway

    Enhancing the Broad Street gateway to East Passyunk Avenue.
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Infill Philadelphia: Commercial Corridors was supported by the William Penn Foundation; the Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation; the City of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development; the Office of the Mayor, Neighborhood Transformation Initiative; and ReStore Philadelphia Corridors.