The 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) is composed of property and business owners, community and government leaders, and staff who work together to improve the experiences of those who live, work, visit, and invest in the Harlem community along its most iconic street. Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) partnered with the BID to highlight key insights and recommended economic and community development measures for a two-block area of West 125​th​ Street from Broadway to Morningside Avenue. The project outlined how the BID can ​invite sustainable, community-driven economic development that will appeal to a diverse user base and make the 125th Street corridor a destination for everyone.Through a retail market and public realm study, with particular focus on community and stakeholder engagement, the team recommended (1) a mix of retail that responds to the aggregate needs of the user base, (2) improvements to street, sidewalk, and public space design to increase safety and make a more welcoming study area, and (3) additional community engagement, especially with the General Grant Housing residents, to foster inclusivity. In light ofthe COVID-19 pandemic, the report also included a special section with recovery measures to be implemented in the short term.