What is Vibrant Streets?
Vibrant Streets is a program that helps communities revitalize neighborhoods by creating thriving retail districts through technical expertise and community engagement. It is managed, retail-appropriate, mixed, safe, championed, anchored, walkable, and unified. It’s a street that’s treasured by its residents, customers, and retailers whose daily actions ensure its enduring vibrancy.
The Vibrant Streets Toolkit can be used by retailers, businesses, merchants’ associations, government agencies, neighborhoods, and community groups to make incremental, measured improvements in their commercial districts to attract shops and restaurants. Getting started is easy. Make a Vibrant Street happen in your neighborhood!
We are paying homage to America’s birthday this Friday by showcasing Walnut Street in Philadelphia, where our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Walnut Street is located in downtown Philadelphia and extends from the city’s Delaware River waterfront through Center City and West Philadelphia. Walnut Street is often considered the city’s premier shopping district, featuring upscale dining, retail, and cultural establishments. It is also home to great mixed use development, with a plethora of apartments available for rent. The street is most known for Rittenhouse Square Park, with designer and fast fashion stores, eateries, bars, hotels, and offices. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, Rittenhouse Square features a farmers’ market.