Working with Broad Community Connections and a Community Advisory Committee of city and community stakeholders, Karl F. Seidman Consulting Services formulated a cross-sector strategy to support revitalization of commercial corridors across New Orleans. The project scope included:
- reviewing the experience, organization, and funding of existing corridor revitalization organizations in New Orleans
- creating an ecosystem framework for supporting corridors and assessing existing resources and gaps within the city ecosystem
- researching citywide programs in eleven other cities
- formulating the strategy and preparing the final strategy report.
Broad Community Connections (BCC), a non-profit Main Street organization focusing on the revitalization of New Orleans’ Broad Street Corridor
A new Commercial Corridor Program administered by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority was established and partially funded with a Chase Foundation grant.