Our commercial corridors need active retail businesses like cafes and shops to draw customers and people to our neighborhoods. Too often we see banks and office-type uses come in and take valuable sidewalk space, creating dead spaces on our streets, especially in the evenings and on weekends when these businesses are closed. To encourage more active retail spaces, I introduced controls that requires a conditional use process for office use in sidewalk-fronting businesses. This will ensure we have a thoughtful process for making our neighborhood commercial corridors more vibrant and livable spaces. You can read more here.