Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street

Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street

DC Main Streets is a comprehensive program that promotes the revitalization of business corridors in the District of Columbia.

We assist businesses and coordinate sustainable community-driven revitalization efforts along the Pennsylvania Avenue, SE corridor from the John P. Sousa Bridge to Southern Avenue, SE.

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ABOUT PAEMS

Established in 2020, Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street (PAEMS) is a Main Street America affiliate. It is a member of DC Main Streets, which revitalizes communities by retaining and recruiting businesses, improving commercial properties and streetscapes, and attracting consumers.

PROGRAM CONTACT

PROGRAM CONTACT:

Latisha R. Atkins, J.D.,

Pennsylvania Ave East Main Street (PAEMS) Director
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PROGRAM HISTORY AND APPROACH

HISTORY

DC Main Streets is a comprehensive program that promotes the revitalization of business corridors in the District of Columbia.  We assist businesses and coordinate sustainable community-driven revitalization efforts along the Pennsylvania Avenue, SE corridor from the John P. Sousa Bridge to Southern Avenue, SE.

 

DC Main Streets is a comprehensive program that promotes the revitalization of business corridors in the District of Columbia. Created in 2002 through the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Streets serves as the citywide coordinating program that provides services and funding for the Main Streets found in the District of Columbia. Main Streets' mission is to support the traditional retail corridors in the District. DC Main Streets is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program.

APPROACH

DC Main Streets builds on the Main Street Approach® that was developed by the National Main Street Center in 1980 to assist commercial revitalization efforts nationwide. The Approach consists of four points which work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort in the following areas:

 

ORGANIZATION

Organize commercial revitalization efforts including, developing and sustaining financial and volunteer resources.

DESIGN, AREA IMPROVEMENT

Improve the physical environment of the commercial district (e.g., clean teams and streetscape improvements) and the appearance of business storefronts and interiors

PROMOTION

Promote the neighborhood commercial districts along Penn Ave SE through branding campaigns and special events.

ECONOMITY VITALITY

Improve business retention, recruitment and expansion along Penn Ave SE in Ward 7

ABouT THe PENN AVE EAST CORRIDOR

The corridor borders several neighborhoods, including Fairlawn, Dupont Park, Penn Branch, and Fairfax Village. These neighborhoods are predominantly composed of detached single-family homes and small apartment complexes, limiting the size of the surrounding population. There is a limited supply of nearby office space or major institutional uses, which limits the surrounding daytime population that can patronize area businesses during the day on weekdays. This limited residential density, paired with a relatively small daytime population, increases the need for retail businesses along Pennsylvania Avenue SE to capture spending from commuters and other customers who live outside the immediate area.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Median Houshold Income

$54,272

Median Age

44

Daytime Population

39,612

POPULATION GROWTH

Since 2010

0%

PAEMS

New Study: Economic Viability of Penn Ave East Corridor (2021)

MHCDO announces the release of the Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street Retail Market Analysis, examining the retail environment of the corridor. The report sheds light on the retail sustainability of current businesses along Pennsylvania Avenue East.

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT IS OUR BUSINESS

LEADERSHIP COACHING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Web Site Development

TAX PREPARATION AND ASSISTANCE

Tax Refund Check On top of Form 1040 and One Hundred Dollar Bill.

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Web Site Development

MICRO LOAN ASSISTANCE

Family couple consultations with a lawyer or insurance agent. Law and insurance.

BUSINESS PLANNING

Female client consulting with a agent in the office

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL 

Financial and business documents on table with multiethnic hands working on it. Latin business manager with colleagues working on new startup project. Closeup business man and businesswoman hands understanding pie and bar graphs during meeting.

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANCE

Budget Planning. Unrecognizable black businessman using calculator, tracking income and expenses. Panorama, copy space

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Scales of justice and Gavel on wooden table and Lawyer or Judge working with agreement in Courtroom, Justice and Law concept.

TRAININGS AND CAPACITY BUILDING 

Serious multiracial corporate business team and black leader talk during group briefing, focused diverse colleagues brainstorm discuss report paperwork engaged in teamwork at meeting gather at table

PROGRAM SPONSORS

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