Civiclab

Overview

Civic Lab

Civic Lab

Civic Lab works with teams from around the region to design and launch pilot projects that address regional challenges through action at the local level.

Year 1: Smart Mobility

Year 2: Commercial Corridors

 

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Main Street

Civic Lab’s year two teams are tackling the complex problems around bringing life back to tired commercial corridors and main streets.  

Twelve teams from four counties are focused on commercial strips in their communities that need a boost — from major thoroughfares such as Folsom Boulevard and Del Paso Boulevard — to traditional main streets in smaller communities such as Isleton and Meadow Vista. The challenges faced by some of these commercial areas are myriad — from the decline of bricks-and-mortar retail in the face of online shopping to absentee landlords to a lack of housing to missing civic services.