About &Access

&Access creates data-driven and design centric retail real estate, urban planning, and economic development solutions with an expertise in serving historically excluded entrepreneurs and under-invested neighborhoods. We believe that community-serving retail brings us together and enriches our daily lives. We engage stakeholders of all types — from small business owners and community organizations to corporate developers and municipalities — to bring essential goods and services within reach for all. Making meaning from disparate data, &Access uncovers opportunities for equity, growth, innovation, and differentiation that enable everyone to experience the full potential of retail.

Our team has worked with government agencies and planning departments across the nation to deliver implementable solutions, including:

Montgomery County Planning Department (MD) — Retail In Diverse Community Plan; designed strategies to preserve and grow minority-owned, independent retail clusters in Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Takoma/Langley, three neighborhoods with increased public real estate and transportation investments.

Mayor's Office of Nightlife & Culture Annual Report + Strategic Plan (Washington, DC); developed a strategic plan to address pandemic induced economic disruptions.

Small Business Anti-Displacement Network (national); co-lead a team delivering solutions to organizations across the nation to protect small businesses in gentrifying communities.

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) — Michigan Avenue Corridor Activation Plan; created a strategy to decrease vacancy in commercial properties along Michigan Avenue through strategic engagement with land-owning stakeholders and community organizations.

Tulsa's Global District Plan (OK); engaging with a multi-phased project to support brick-and-mortar, food truck, vendor, and informal businesses planning and policy interventions.

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1019 Foucher St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Branch Offices

Huntsville, AL
Washington, DC
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY




https:// www.andaccess.com/





Regions Served
Midwest   •   Southeast
Planning Specialties
Community or Neighborhood Development   •   Comprehensive, Master or Long-Range Planning   •   Downtowns and Main Streets   •   Economic Development and Revitalization   •   Equity/Diversity-Based Planning   •   Feasibility Studies   •   Food Systems or Public Health Planning   •   Historic or Cultural Resources Preservation   •   Mixed-Use Development Planning   •   Streetscape/Corridor Improvements and Beautification   •   Visioning and Placemaking
Services Offered
Community Engagement   •   On-Call Planning Services   •   Plan Creation or Updates   •   Research and Analysis   •   Technical Writing and Editing
Business Certification
Minority Owned