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Main Street Programs, Chamber of Commerce & Business Improvement Districts

Many safety efforts in commercial districts have been led by Main Street programs, Chamber of Commerce, and Business Improvement District (BID) leaders. These resources examine this subset of strategies to address crime in business corridors.


King Drive Public Safety Initiative - Milwaukee, WI

Partners: Historic King Drive Business Improvement District & Milwaukee Police Department

Composed of over 100 businesses along the historic Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee, WI, the Business Improvement District (BID), formed in 1992 MORE...

Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project - Brooklyn, NY

Partners: Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project Local Development Corporation & New York Police Department

Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC (MARP) grew out of a widespread neighborhood and borough-wide consensus that the revitalization of Myrtle MORE...

Wedge Point Revitalization - Rochester, NY 

Partners: South Wedge Planning Committee and the Rochester Police Department

A 2000 survey of Wedge Point neighborhood residents conducted by the South Wedge Planning Committee's (SWPC) revealed crime as an overwhelming community concern MORE...

Revitalizing Over-the-Rhine - Cincinnati, OH

Partners: Over the Rhine Revitalization Corporation, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful & Cincinnati Police Department

In recent years, Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine, a poor neighborhood located in the heart of the city, has been plagued with heavy drug use and trafficking, homicides MORE...

Auburn Boulevard Revitalization - Sacramento, CA

Partners: Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency & Sacramento County Sheriff Department

In 1992, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency started a revitalization project on Auburn Boulevard to respond to years of neglect. As SHRA MORE...

Payne Avenue Main Street Program - St. Paul, MN

Partners: East Neighborhood Development Company & St. Paul Police Department

The East Side Neighborhood Development Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, launched the Crime and Safety Committee in 1998 to take back its commercial district along Payne Avenue MORE...

Baltimore Ave Commercial Corridor Initiative - Philadelphia, PA 

Partners: University City District & University City District Police Substation

In 1997, the University of Pennsylvania attempted to respond to decades of abandonment of its surrounding neighborhoods by creating the University City District MORE...