Economic Development : HSIAC
Commercial Revitalization Programs

NYC Clean Streets Programs- Kingsbridge Road Commercial District
In an exciting new venture, MPC is working with the NYC Small Business Services (SBS) and the property owners/merchants of Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue for NYC’s Clean Streets Program.

The NYC Clean Streets Program objectives are twofold: 1) To support local merchant associations in keeping their districts clean; and 2) To build the capacity of newly developed merchant groups.  The area for the program includes Kingsbridge Road from the Grand Concourse to Sedgwick Avenue, and Jerome Avenue from 192nd Street to 195th Streets.

As part of the NYC Clean Streets Program, SBS and MPC are also coordinating a graffiti removal blitz along East Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue. Soon afterwards, the NYC Clean Streets Program will also be providing uniformed sanitation workers to pick up trash, clean tree pits, remove posters and bills from signposts, and make the streets and sidewalks cleaner, more attractive places to do business and shop.

Avenue NYC Program
Webster Avenue Business Corridor
With funding from the NYC Small Business Services, MPC is excited to announce its new Avenue NYC program.  The purpose of the program is to create a marketing strategy for Webster Avenue commercial corridor between Fordham Road and East Gun Hill Road. It will be based in the home improvement and auto businesses that already exist on this corridor.  Based on the success of the Jerome-Gun Hill BID map model, we will work with Webster Avenue merchants to create a Map and Guide, along with other strategies.

The marketing strategy development is a cooperative one.  Other interested parties are four institutions; Montefiore Medical Center, Fordham University, the Bronx Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden; and two BIDS at either end of our area, local merchant associations and others.

204th Street/Bainbridge Avenue Shopping District
Recently, MPC’s outreach to the 204th Street and Bainbridge Avenue commercial district has been supplemented by funding from various agencies.  As with all economic development projects, we are working on a variety of goals to help develop an even healthier economic base in this commercial district.  With funding from NYC Councilman Oliver Koppel, we are working to establish a stronger merchants association and eventually a Business Improvement District.  NYS Senator Gonzalez also funds graffiti removal, sanitation services (have been provided by a generous grant from NYS Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera) and general beautification, marketing and holiday lighting.
 

 
 

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