Project Experience:

Retail and Small Business Support Strategy

JS&A specializes in helping small businesses thrive. We have helped cities enhance the economic or physical environment in which small business can prosper. We have guided community development organizations in allocating resources to their constituents. And we have worked with business owners directly in helping them to understand the market opportunity for their development or business, to navigate the entitlements process, or to gather community support for their business or development.  

Barracks Row Small Business Needs Assessment, Resource Allocation, & Implementation 
 

Completed an assessment that helped Barracks Row Main Street assess which commerical establishments in their jurisdiction were best suited to receive small business technical assistance funding. JS&A was then commissioned to manage the implementation of the 

technical assistance: some businesses received marketing audits and worked with a marketing firm to develop marketing strategies; and other businesses received website and social media assistance. JS&A also generated a program evaluation tool to track and evaluate the success of the technical assistance implementation. 

 

Client: Barracks Row Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Retail Assessment & Enhancement Strategy for H Street Main St
 

In 2015, H Street Main Street (HSMS) expanded its coverage to include portions of Bladensburg Road NE and Benning Road NE in addition to the H Street NE corridor. HSMS is in the process of assessing the existing conditions and developing programming to assist these new corridors.​ JS&A was retained by H Street Main Street to help the nonprofit assess retail conditions on Bladensburg Road NE and Benning Road NE, understand recent and projected trends, and develop strategies for creating a vibrant and sustainable retail atmosphere that serves the community.

 

Client: H Street 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 Redevel. Agency

Location: Lake Worth, FL

Prime: Lord Cultural Resources

CHASE Action Agenda

Contributed toward am economic development initiative for the Anacostia and Congress Heights neighborhoods of Washington, DC as part of a $3 million HUD Challenge Planning Grant. Stover managed the community engagement process that culminated in a community “resource fair” that connected neighborhood residents with available City resources. In addition, Stover managed the retail revitalization component of the project in which he developed a retail program implementation tool to streamline the city’s retail investments.

 

Clients: DC Office of Planning and DC Department of Housing and Community Development

Location: Washington, DC

Subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners

Prime: Goody Clancy

Barracks Row Restaurant Suitability Analysis

Completed a three-part study analyzing the suitability of the Barracks Row Main Street commercial corridor in Washington, DC for additional restaurant development. The study included an in-depth existing conditions analysis, case studies of comparable commercial districts, and a community survey of area residents to identify and quantify neighborhood attitudes regarding local commercial activity.


Client: Barracks Row Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & 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

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

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

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

District Bridges retained JS&A to analyze the existing retail marketplace and identify future retail opportunities expected from 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

Tenleytown Retail Market Anal-ysis and 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 off 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

Deanwood Retail Market Analysis and Enhancement Strategy

JS&A analyzed the existing retail marketplace of Deanwood Heights and identified future retail opportunities expected from 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

North Capitol Main Street Retail Market Analysis and Commercial Support Strategy 

JS&A was hired to help North Capitol Main Street (NCMS) understand the context of the North Capitol, DC neighborhood, the needs of the local business owners, and identify what changes could help better serve current and prospective new businesses within the NCMS boundaries.

This work included an analysis of the existing retail marketplace and identifies future retail opportunities expected from demographic and retail development projections. Recommendations and strategies to enhance retail conditions were oriented to help North Capitol Main Street continue to enhance the vibrancy and commercial sustainability of the area.


Clients: North Capitol Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Cleveland Park Business Assoc.
Marketing and Capacity Building

In 2016 JS&A completed a retail enhancement strategy for the Cleveland Park neighborhood on behalf of the DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Develop-ment. DMPED retained JS&A to implement recommendations

from that 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 Association

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. JS&A analyzed the existing retail and office marketplace and identified future retail opportunities due to demographic and retail development projections. Based on the 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