Our New Projects Since Fall 2016

Economic Impact Assessment of Florida's Indian River Lagoon

JS&A, subcontracting for WTL+a, was retained by Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council of Stuart, FL, to conduct an economic impact analysis of the Indian River Lagoon in five counties along the east coast of Florida. The analysis helped establish the economic value and contribution of the IRL to the economies of the coastal counties in the region.
 

Clients: Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

Location: Indian River County, St. Lucie County, Martin County, and Palm Beach County, FL

Prime: WTL+a

1000 Lake Ave Development Feasibility and Positioning

The  Lake Worth CRA owns the building located at 1000 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida, a historic structure built in 1927. The CRA hopes to redevelop the building and secured a variety of potential funding sources to assist in the process. The CRA conducted studies to assess estimated site development and design considerations. JS&A was retained to help inform CRA decision making by conducting an in-depth market analysis, determining an optimal land use arrangement, and estimating anticipated revenues on site.

Client: Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency

Location: Lake Worth, FL

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Kansas City Urban Redevelopment Strategy 

JS&A subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners on the Kansas City Catalytic Urban Redevelopment Initiative (part of the Urban Neighborhood Initiative), a socio-economic redevelopment initiative in a large, disinvested portion of Kansas City, MO commonly referred to as “east of Troost.” JS&A helped lead (a) a market analysis; (b) a comprehensive implementation strategy; (c) recommendations for the development of a new non-profit entity with sufficient capacity to lead the strategy; and (d) recommendations for developing a patient equity fund to invest in this change and to assist with predevelopment, acquisition and lending.

Client: Greater KC Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Location: Kansas City, MO

Subcontractor for Mosaic Urban Partners

Prime: DRAW Architecture

Analysis to Support the Prince George's County Zoning Rewrite 

The Prince George’s County Planning Department, in coordination with Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, undertook a comprehensive rewrite of the County’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. JS&A was retained under Mosaic Urban Partners and Clarion Associates to help county leadership in their review of the proposed Zoning Rewrite. JS&A conducted a series of market analyses and reviewed existing economic development incentives and real estate financing tools to help county decision makers create more effective zoning and development policies. Based on findings, JS&A recommended policy adjustments to better align with real estate market realities.


Client: MD-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Location: Prince George's County, MD

Subcontractor for Mosaic Urban Partners

Prime: Clarion Associates

Congress Heights Retail Market Analysis and Support Strategy

JS&A was commissioned by Destination Congress Heights to help the nonprofit assess retail conditions in Congress Heights’ commercial corridor along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in order to understand recent and projected trends and develop strategies for promoting a vibrant and sustainable retail atmosphere that serves the Congress Heights community.

 

Client: Destination Congress Heights

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Van Ness Real Estate Survey and Parking Assessment

Van Ness Main Street (VNMS) was incorporated in 2015 with the purpose of helping to revitalize the Van Ness commercial corridor. VNMS retained JS&A to (a) collect important real estate and business information to help the nonprofit gain a better understanding of its stakeholders; (b) develop a spreadsheet to store real estate, business, and stakeholder information; and (c) assess stakeholder needs and concerns related to parking in Van Ness, and recommend steps for VNMS to take to make tangible parking improvements.

Client: Van Ness Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Cleveland Park Retail Market Analysis & Enhancement Strategy

The District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development retained JS&A in a competitive bid process to educate the Cleveland Park Business Association (CPBA) about retail market opportunities and work with the neighborhood nonprofit to develop strategies to enhance local business conditions and
help revitalize the neighborhood. JS&A conducted a detailed retail and office market analysis, worked closely with members of the business association, delivered and evaluated surveys to better understand business owner needs and concerns, and developed a retail enhancement strategy in collaboration with CPBA and city staff.


Clients: DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Feasibility Assessment for a Joint Main Street Program at Kennedy St and Upper 14th St

JS&A was retained to assess the feasibility of developing a new DC Main Street program for Upper 14th Street NW and Kennedy Street NW in Ward 4. Funded and overseen by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), this study outlines how a DC Main Street program could be implemented to benefit businesses along these two corridors. Based in part on these recommendations, a new program was formed, accredited, and funded by the District of Columbia in 2018.


Clients: Department of Small and Local Business Development

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Tenleytown Retail Market Analysis & Enhancement Strategy
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JS&A was retained by the recently-formed Tenleytown Main Street (TMS) to conduct a neighborhood market analysis and business enhancement strategy  to help the new nonprofit and its stakeholders assess the economic conditions along the retail corridor and understand recent and projected trends. Building on the analysis findings, strategies were developed to help enhance the area's retail atmosphere and provide support to local business and commercial property owners. 


Clients: Tenleytown Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Fiscal Impact Analysis of the Connected City Master Plan

JS&A supported WTL+a in serving as economic advisors to Metro Development Group on its “Connected City” project in Pasco County, FL. Connected City is a proposed 50-year mixed-use development on a 7,800-acre site in the Tampa, FL metropolitan area. It is distinguished by gigabyte and Smart Grid technology and will include over 37,000 housing units, 5.6 million sf of retail space, 5.3 million sf of office space, and 1.9 million sf of industrial space at completion. JS&A assessed Connected City’s expected fiscal and economic impacts on Pasco County’s General Fund operations over a 50-year buildout, helping the project achieve unanimous approval by the Development Review Committee and Board of County Commissioners.


Clients: Pasco County

Location: Pasco County, FL

Subcontracted for WTL+a

Buford Highway Masterplan Real Estate & Demographic Analysis 

The Buford Highway Masterplan is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and aims to revitalize and enhance the Buford Highway corridor. As a subconsultant to Mosaic Urban Partners and Canvas Planning Group, JS&A conducted a market analysis detailing neighborhood demographics and real estate conditions and trends to better understand stakeholders needs and assess the opportunities and limitations for real estate development along the Buford Highway Corridor.


Clients: Atlanta Regional Commission, City of Chamberlee, and City of Doraville

Location: Atlanta, GA

Subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners

Prime: Canvas Planning Group

2016 H Street Festival City & Neighborhood Impact Analysis

H Street Main Street (HSMS) retained JS&A to assess the fiscal and economic impact of the H Street Festival, hosted by HSMS on September 17, 2016. The annual event is part of a revitalization strategy that brings attention to the developing arts and entertainment district spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE. This year's festival featured more than 500 artists and performances on 14 stages plus an array of local, regional and international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, and educational events. The study details some of the primary ways that the festival impacts neighborhood businesses and city fiscal revenues.


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Economic Impact of Ridership  on the H Street Streetcar Line 

H Street Main Street (HSMS) retained JS&A to assess the economic impact of the The H/Benning Streetcar line on the corridor it serves. JS&A surveyed streetcar riders and representatives from corridor businesses, and leveraged ridership statistics from the District Department of Transportation. It is estimated that Streetcar operations resulted in approximately $660,600 in additional revenue for businesses located on the corridor over the course of the year. Most of this spending occurs at restaurants, followed by grocery stores and convenience shops.


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Quarry Redevelopment Fiscal and Economic Impact Analysis  

Retail & Development Strategies (RDS) was retained by P Park Development LLC and brought on JS&A as a subconsultant to estimate the projected fiscal and economic impact of a proposed quarry redevelopment in Prospect Park, New Jersey. At its completion, the Quarea, development project will include over 1,200 residential units, 100,000 square feet of retail space, and a variety of municipal buildings and community amenities.


Clients: P Park Development LLC

Location: Prospect Park, NJ

Subcontracted for Retail & Development Strategies 

H Street Neighborhood Real Estate Development Update

H Street Main Street (HSMS) hired JS&A to provide information and analysis on both current and proposed development projects within the study context. JS&A identified and described these projects along with new business openings and other investments within and immediately surrounding the neighborhood. JS&A also assessed the implications and expected impact of this new investment on the H Street area neighborhood.


Clients: H Street Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Economic Impact Assessment of Hershey Company Entities

JS&A estimated the impact multiple Hershey entities have on the local and regional economy: (1) The Milton S. Hershey Foundation; (2) The Milton S. Hershey Trust and the Milton Hershey; and (3) Hershey Entertainment and Resorts (HE&R). The three entities combined to generate nearly 16,441 jobs, $523.4 million in labor income, and $1.4 billion in sales in the greater Hershey region during the average year between 2005 and 2015.


Clients: Milton S. Hershey Foundation, Milton S. Hershey Trust and School, and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

Prime: WTL+a and Retail Development Strategies 

Country-Wide Main Street Program Mapping and Economic Analysis

JS&A completed a multi-phase assignment for the National Main Street Center (NMSC), helping them to (a) standardize and streamline the Reinvestment Statistics annual gathering process, (b) identify new metrics to better understand and communicate Main Street’s economic impacts, (c) and develop a process for tracking and evaluating the economic impact of Main Street programs across the country. JS&A mapped over 900 Main Street programs throughout the United States using GIS and created a comprehensive database of shapefiles for NMSC to leverage for future mapping and data collection purposes. These shapefiles were used collect and analyze economic data for each local program. NMSC was trained how to conduct this process in-house for future years. 


Clients: National Main Street Center

Location: USA-Wide 

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

1000 Lake Financial Analysis  and Development Scenarios  

The  Lake Worth CRA owns and hopes to redevelop a historic building located at 1000 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida. JS&A, in partnership with Strada Group, completed a detailed financial analysis including a pro forma analysis of potential deal structures and corresponding project costs, equity and debt sources, tax credit feasibility, revenue streams, and more. The team evaluated a variety of public-private funding structures and funding sources that includes Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, and Low Income Housing Tax Credits.   


Clients: Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency  

Location: Lake Worth, FL

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Subcontractor: Strada Group LLC

National Main Street Center Data Enhancement 

JS&A was retained by NMSC to build off previous work conducted by JS&A. Tasks included revising the NMSC's reinvestment statistics questionnaire; reviewing boundary maps with local Main Streets and coordinating programs; re-pulling data for revised and newly-mapped programs; and creating standardized templates for NMSC to provide boundary maps and summary sheets to Main Streets. 

Clients: National Main Street Center

Location: USA-Wide 

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Main Street Program Statewide Fiscal Impact Analysis

NMSC commissioned JS&A to evaluate the relationship between public funding for Main Street programs and the incremental state or local tax revenue attributable to these programs. An analysis of government spending on Main Street programs in the city of Boston and the states of Washington, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania showed a significant positive fiscal return on investment. Each entity collects more tax revenue as a result of the economic impact of their Main Street programs than the amount of money spent on these programs.


Clients: National Main Street Center

Location: Pennsylvania, Washington, Oklahoma, and the City of Boston 

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Reunion Square Market Analysis, Community Benefits Assessment, and Tax Revenue Analysis

Four Points LLC retained JS&A to assess the expected impact that the Reunion Square redevelopment will have on the Anacostia neighborhood and the District of Columbia as a whole. This study included three tasks: (1) market analysis; (2) economic and neighborhood impact analysis; and (3) a detailed tax revenue assessment. In addition to increasing the tax base and supporting the local economy, the project will generate several other important public benefits that serve the Anacostia neighborhood and surrounding communities.


Clients: Four Points LLC

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Eastern Market Main Street Design Training 

JS&A was retained by Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) in its first year of operation. JS&A trained the EMMS board and staff to help them understand their program’s ability to influence the design and character of the Eastern Market neighborhood, as well as to discuss methods, tools, and best practices for understanding the needs of local business owners and implementing programming to best serve their interests in the near-term and for years to come.


Clients: Eastern Market Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Analysis and Strategy for the Creation of a Makerspace in DC​​

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) retained JS&A to assess the opportunity for establishing an Innovation Space as a District-sponsored initiative to support the local maker community. The report evaluates opportunities and recommends a strategy moving forward to develop a centralized makerspace for members to work in and display and sell their products.

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Clients: Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Development of Student Intern
Program to Conduct Streetscape & Pedestrian Count Assessments

H Street Main Street (HSMS) retained JS&A to (a) help the organization best leverage their student summer interns while simultaneously (b) helping meet the needs of HSMS and serve the interests of the business community along H Street NE, Bladensburg Road NE, and Benning Road NE. JS&A developed a curriculum and trained the interns to assess and report streetscape conditions to the Department of Public Works and provide updated pedestrian count data to HSMS. 


Clients: H Street Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Columbia Heights & Mt. Pleasant Retail Market Analysis and Support Strategy

District Bridges retained JS&A to analyze the existing retail marketplace and identify anticipated future retail opportunities based on expected demographic and retail development projections. Recommendations and strategies to enhance retail conditions were oriented to help District Bridges bolster the capacity of the Main Street, better understand the needs of the diverse local  community, and form lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Clients: District Bridges

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Deanwood Retail Market Analysis and Enhancement Strategy

JS&A analyzed the existing retail marketplace of Deanwood Heights and identified anticipated future retail opportunities based on expected demographic and retail development projections. Recommendations and strategies were developed to help the Ward 7 Business Partnership continue to improve commercial vibrancy in the neighborhood.


Clients: Ward 7 Business Partnership

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Pineland Prarie Masterplan Fiscal and Economic Impact 

JS&A worked with WTL+a to analyze the anticipated economic and fiscal impacts of the proposed Pineland Prarie development on Martin County, Florida. 


Clients: Martin County

Location: Martin County, FL

Subcontractor to WTL+a

North Capitol Main Street Retail Market Analysis and Commercial Support Strategy 

JS&A was hired to help North Capitol Main Street (NCMS) understand the retail marketplace in the North Capitol, DC neighborhood and identify what changes could help better serve current and prospective business owners. This work included an analysis of the existing retail marketplace and identification of future retail opportunities expected from demographic and retail development projections. JS&A developed strategies for North Capitol Main Street to further enhance the vibrancy and commercial sustainability of the area.


Clients: North Capitol Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Hechinger Mall Site Visioning and Redevelopment Economic, Fiscal, and Community Impact 

JS&A worked with a project team overseen by H Street Main Street to envision a redevelopment opportunity for an underutilized shopping mall at a key intersection in the H Street neighborhood in Washington, DC. JS&A helped develop a realistic yet visionary development program, conducted a detailed assessment of the ways in which the program would impact the local and city-wide community, and undertook an engagement effort to communicate the opportunity at hand and incorporate stakeholder feedback before working more closely with site owners and city officials.


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Barracks Row and Eastern Market Business Snapshot

JS&A was retained by Barracks Row Main Street and Eastern Market Main Street to asses local retail conditions and trends along their adjacent commercial corridors. Findings from this analysis helped inform the Barracks Row Main Street and Eastern Market Main Street Strategic Plan, as long-term goals and strategies were developed to ensure each non-profit continues supporting small businesses and achieving organizational objectives.


Clients: Eastern Market Main Street and Barracks Row Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Barracks Row Main Street
Near-Term Strategic Plan

JS&A conducted a detailed strategic plan for Barracks Row Main Street (BRMS). Working closely with BRMS leadership, the plan assessed opportunities, set goals for the  organization, and developed a strategic framework to achieve them. The plan also included a detailed work plan with implementation actions. The plan identified 

opportunities for BRMS to increase financial and staff capacity within five years in order to expand its programmatic efforts, enhance strategic partnerships with Eastern Market Main Street and other local organizations, and continue to play a leading role in serving the needs of neighborhood stakeholders.


Clients: Barracks Row Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Eastern Market Main Street
Near-Term Strategic Plan
 

JS&A conducted a detailed strategic plan for Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS). Working closely with EMMS leadership, the plan assessed opportunities, set goals for the  organization, and developed a strategic framework to achieve them. The plan also included a detailed work plan with implementation actions. The plan identified  opportunities for EMMS to increase financial and staff capacity within five years in order to expand its programmatic efforts, enhance strategic partnerships with Barracks Row Main Street and other local organizations, and continue to play a leading role in serving the needs of neighborhood stakeholders.


Clients: Eastern Market Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Downtown Lake Worth Arts and Culture Master Plan 

Jon Stover & Associates was selected as part of a team with Lord Cultural Resources to undertake the Downtown Lake Worth Arts and Culture Master Plan. Overseen by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA), and the City of Lake Worth, the Master Plan aims to leverage a growing local arts scene as a central part of the greater downtown economic development strategy. JS&A conducted a market analysis including demographic projections, a cultural enhancement and economic development strategy, and a detailed implementation plan.  


Clients: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, City of Lake Worth, Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency

Location: Lake Worth, FL

Prime: Lord Cultural Resources

Assessment of Historic Michigan Main Street Data and Strategic Recommendations  

This study assessed the reliability of existing Michigan Main Street economic indicator data, identified strategies for enhancing its accuracy, and provided recommendations for leveraging this information to best serve Main Street communicates and monitor program results.


Clients: Michigan Economic Development Corporation 

Location: Michigan 

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

2017 H Street Festival Fiscal and Economic Impact Analysis

H Street Main Street retained JS&A to assess the fiscal and economic impact of the 2017 H Street Festival. The H Street Festival generated an estimated $6.1 million of additional spending along the corridor during the festival. The event generated $2.1 million in salaries and the equivalent of 56 full-time positions in addition to approximately $740,600 in tax revenue for the District.


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Shaw BID Feasibility Analysis
and Implementation Support 

Shaw Main Street (SMS) retained JS&A to evaluate the opportunity to create a BID to support the needs of its business community. JS&A completed a detailed financial and operational assessment and is in the process of helping SMS to reach out to neighborhood stakeholders; recommend an ideal operational structure, programming, and operating budget; and develop a strategic plan to guide its implementation and first years of operation. (Project currently underway)


Clients: Shaw Main Streets

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

National Main Street Center Data Resource Guide 

National Main Street Center retained JS&A to create a resource guide is to help educate Main Street leadership about National Main Street Center’s Reinvestment Statistics and Transformation Strategy Metrics, guide programs on how to collect and track this data, and demonstrate how programs can leverage their statistics and metrics to assess program operations and help real program-specific goals.


Clients: National Main Street Center

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Nighttime Economy Impact Assessment Best Practices and Strategic Recommendations

In partnership with the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI), Jon Stover & Associates (JS&A) evaluated existing best practices for measuring the economic impact of nighttime economies. Based on these findings, JS&A developed a streamlined process to quantify the role of the nighttime sector of a city or neighborhood's economy to be as resource-efficient, useful, and actionable as possible. 


Clients: Responsible Hospitality Institute

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Cleveland Park Marketing, Branding, & Capacity Building

The DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and economic Development (DMPED) retained JS&A to implement recommendations from a prior JS&A study aimed at enhancing the capacity of the Cleveland Park Business Association and increasing the customer base of area businesses. Components include working with CPBA to develop a brand strategy, creating an organizational strategic plan, attracting new businesses, and implementing a comprehensive marketing effort.  


Clients: DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; Cleveland Park Business Assoc.

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Greater Brookland BID Feasibility Assessment and Implementation Management 

Stakeholders in the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland communities retained JS&A to evaluate the opportunity to create a BID to support the needs of the area's growing business community. JS&A completed a detailed financial and operational assessment for a potential BID and is in the process of helping local leaders to reach out to stakeholders; recommend an ideal operational structure, programming, and operating budget; and develop a strategic plan to guide its implementation and first years of operation. (Project currently underway)


Clients: Friends of Rhode Island Avenue; Local Initiatives Support Corporation; neighborhood stakeholders 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

H Street NE BID Feasibility Analysis and Implementation 

H Street Main Street (HSMS) retained JS&A to evaluate the opportunity to create a BID to support the needs of the greater H Street NE business community. JS&A completed a detailed financial and operational assessment and is in the process of helping HSMS to reach out to stakeholders; recommend an ideal operational structure, programming, and operating budget; and develop a strategic plan to guide its implementation and first years of operation. (Project currently underway)


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

MEDC data collection strategy, resource guide, training, and program fiscal impact analysis

JS&A was retained by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to build off of previous JS&A work by undertaking the following (currently underway):

• Recommend how MEDC and local programs can best collect, evaluate, and utilize selected additional metrics;
• Create a data collection resource guide to help program leadership understand how to collect and use data;
• Conduct an in-person data collection and utilization training session with program leadership; and
• Completed a detailed assessment of the Michigan Main Street Program’s fiscal and economic impact.

Clients: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Location: Michigan

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Tennessee Retail Summit Training: Tips for Collecting and Interpreting Data 

Jon Stover presented at a series of Downtown Retail Summits for the Tennessee Main Street Program in the spring of 2018. His interactive session, titled “How to Collect, Interpret, and Leverage Data,” included a review of applicable data sources, uses, and collection methods and discussed best practices for using data to inform decision-making and bolster program advocacy. Sessions were conducted in three cities over the course of three days: Jackson, TN , Columbia, TN, and Crossville, TN. 


Clients: Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Location: Columbia, TN; Jackson, TN; and Crossville, TN

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for a Youth Entrepreneur Coworking Space

Youth Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) works with 14 to 24 year old participants through entrepreneurship education, college readiness, character development, and career readiness. Their proposed development of "Spark DC" will expand and enhance learning and workshop space for these participants and provide commercial space for entrepreneurs and unique businesses across the District. YEI retained JS&A to assess the market feasibility of their development proposal  as well as its anticipated impact on the local community.


Clients: Youth Entrepreneur Institute

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment of Proposed Starburst Plaza Renovations

Starburst Plaza is located at the intersection of H Street NE, Benning Road NE, Maryland Avenue NE, Florida Avenue NE, and Bladensburg Road NE. H Street Main Street (HSMS) hopes to redevelop the plaza, allowing for new programming and the expansion of current programming such as summer concert series, farmers market, and pop-up events. HSMS retained JS&A to assess the development feasibility of the plaza redevelopment, its anticipated impact on the local community, and it's suitability for city grant funding. 


Clients: H Street Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for Jenks
Building Rooftop Renovation

W.S. Jenks & Son is one of the oldest hardware stores in Washington, DC and and its rooftop features four small greenhouses that are currently leased to Cultivate the City – providing access to fresh food through it’s CSA program and education to DC residents. The owners hope to expanded the rooftop garden, allowing for additional skill-building workshops, urban agricultural space, and gardening training programs. JS&A was retained to assess the development feasibility of this proposal as well as its anticipated impact on the local community. 


Clients: H Street Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for the MLK Gateway Redevelopment​​

The MLK Gateway development is a transformative project located across six parcels at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE and Good Hope Road, SE. At the time of this analysis, the proposed development program consists of community-serving office and retail space including coworking space and a tech innovation center. JS&A provided a site description; funding gap assessment; employment assessment; grant needs assessment; real estate market feasibility analysis; and marketability assessment for the project. 


Clients: Menkiti Group

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for the 1401 Pennsylvania Ave Development  ​​

Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) proposes to redevelop 1401 Pennsylvania Ave SE as part of a 13,500 square foot culinary & beverage hub featuring a six stall food hall, chef-driven restaurant, coffee and dessert shop, beer garden, cocktail bar and lounge that will enhance the Hill East portion of Washington DC. JS&A was retained to assess the development feasibility of this "community restaurant clubhouse," its impact on the local and city-wide community, and need and applicability

for the Neighborhood Prosperity Fund Grant.


Clients: Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

DC Main Street Executive Director Workshop Trainings

Over the course of spring 2018 Jon Stover conducted three trainings for leadership of the DC Main Street programs and the Dept. of Small and Local Business Development: 

1. Tips for Collecting, Interpreting, and Leveraging Data; 

2. How to Communicate w/ Developers & Business Owners

3. Implications of Local and National Retail Trends


Clients: DC Dept. of Small and Local Business Development

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Retail Market Analysis and Support Strategy for Four New DC Main Street Programs  

JS&A was retained by the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to conduct a retail market analysis for the four new Main Street programs in the District of Columbia: Georgetown Main Street; Upper 14th Street and Kennedy Street Main Street; Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street; and Minnesota Avenue Main Street. The purpose of the market analysis is to help each new Main Street program better understand their retail business constituency, identify their most pressing needs and concerns, and learn how the program can play a leading role in helping to address these needs. Based on analysis findings, JS&A developed specific actions each program can take to help support and enhance the local retail environment.


Clients: DC Dept. of Small and Local Business Development

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Georgetown Main Street Brochure and Resource Guide  

Georgetown Main Street (GMS) was formed in the fall of 2017. JS&A was retained to help the program identify and introduce itself to current and future stakeholders, communicate organizational objectives, connect current and prospective business owners with available resources, and build lasting relationships with its local constituency. The project consisted of two primary tasks (underway): 

• Develop a resource guide to help program leadership and stakeholders understand available business resources.
• Create a marketing brochure articulating organizational goals, programs, partnership opportunities, and more.


Clients: Georgetown Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates