Shops on the sidewalk- give small retail businesses a place to start

Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County

Local main streets support a variety of small businesses in a way that is affordable to new business. An efficient and economical way to accommodate new businesses is to bring buildings up to the sidewalk within the road right-of-way with shopfronts facing out onto the sidewalk. Between forty and sixty feet lot depth and twenty feet of lot frontage can accommodate a retail shop. Parking should be accommodated on-street and within parking lots in mid-block locations behind the buildings to allow an unbroken line of storefronts.

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