Franklin Business Center
The Franklin Business Center was originally developed by the American Indian Business Development Corporation. At the time it was developed, retaining industrial jobs in the neighborhood was viewed as extremely important. However the development of a suburban-style light industrial building with street-facing parking undermined the creation of a pedestrian friendly district. Even after the Franklin Avenue streetscaping project that was completed on Franklin in the early 2000s, this building creates a barrier for foot traffic from the LRT station. The building no longer serves as a business incubator, as it was when it was constructed. Additionally, this site has moved from American Indian ownership to a private company, reducing American Indian control over the site. Concept drawings were created for a redevelopment of this parcel to include more active uses along Franklin. This site could support a large development or multiple developments.