Concrete Actions. Targeted Outcomes for Business. Tangible Benefits for the Community.

We are still in process of wrapping up our comprehensive assessment of the greatest needs for our neighborhood and the biggest opportunities for our business district, in preparation of finalizing our top-priority transformation strategies. We have, however, identified four strategic directions around which our concrete reBOOT project will likely concentrate. We have started developing and implementing plans for limited number of select projects – to make a visible difference this year!

Business Portfolio Revitalization

Attract and support new businesses, to complement established businesses, and expand unique consumer experiences, specialty retail, and participation in internet/social media economy

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Put the Payne Area on the map as a place where minority business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can find the insights, funding, support & cameraderie necessary to succeed

Arts Destination

Turn the Payne Area into a prime urban location for working artists & creatives, art studios, galleries, and performance venues, fully integrated into a vibrant & diverse district

Placemaking

Transform the Payne Area into a unique, inviting and exciting place that our diverse community likes to spend time at and wants to come back to