Linwood Shopping Center

Prospect Business Association along with its partners and supporting stakeholders work to fulfill its mission to create access to opportunities through, “securing technical assistance, grants, and other resources needed to advance redevelopment projects and initiatives efficiently and effectively.
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Linwood Shopping Center

After struggling for more than 10 years, the Linwood Shopping Center, now being renovated, is creating jobs, removing blight and eliminating an East Side food desert. Established in 2016, the center’s Tax Increment Financing Plan enabled a $14.9 million renovation that will deliver in summer 2018 a 38,000-square-foot Sun Fresh Market with additional projects rehabbing existing retail spaces. A sneak preview of the project and job fair were hosted in February 2018.

Located at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, the project demolished a previous grocery building, vacant for 10 years, and anticipates the redevelopment of retail on either side of the Sun Fresh, representing 12,000 square feet of space on one side and 14,000 square feet on the other, as well as surface parking and landscaping improvements.

This TIF redevelopment area had an assessed property valuation of $555,583 and generated $44,376 in property tax revenues in 2015. It is projected to have a $1.75 million assessed valuation and produce approximately $122,000 in tax revenues when the projects are completed.

The Linwood Shopping Center project joins more than $2 billion in other private and public investment in the City’s East Side for projects that are completed, underway or approved since 2011.