Foster a unique local identity by encouraging local retail over chain stores and big-box retail to locate in retail TOD.
- Restrict the allowed number and location of formula businesses and require a certain proportion of locally based retailers.
- Discourage or prohibit auto-oriented uses, such as drive-thru facilities, near transit.
- Work with a local small business cohort program such as one run by a foundation or Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to establish a pipeline of up-and-coming small business tenants.
- Offer mentorship and training to help local businesses thrive and to attract outside talent to start new businesses, such as entrepreneurial centers, business incubators, maker hubs, and innovation clusters.