Revitalizing Whittier Neighborhood

Objective: Create a retail listing website that showcases available properties for rent in the Whittier neighborhood. Promote neighborhood revitalization and street vitality by connecting potential tenants to property owners and accelerate the overturn process for empty store fronts. Provide an acceptable scope of work and RFP response to satisfy granters.

Contract Length: November 2011 – March 2012, 1 year 3 months


  • Designed and coded interactive store front leasing listing website using HTML/CSS, jQuery
  • Performed beautiful site photography on over 20 sites on winter days
  • Researched sites and contacted leasing agents to collect leasing information
  • Connected city ordinances and county data to listings.

Leasing information on about 20 retail properties in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis were collected and put together into an attractive web listing.  As a marketing and leasing tool, this page balances text and visual appeal to draw potential retailers to the Whittier “brand” but also provide timely information. Full project included proposal, design, layout, and code. The site was applauded by the City of Minneapolis Business Retention program and Councilmember Robert Lilligren Ward 6.