Garlynn Woodsong is managing director of Woodsong Associates, a planning, real estate, and urban analytics firm based in Portland, Oregon.
Accessory Commercial Units: Reintroducing retail to neighborhoods
Accessory Commercial Units (ACUs), an affordable alternative to prime commercial space, could equitably establish retail destinations that people need in close proximity to where they live.
Accessory commercial units as affordable space
ACUs can bring down the price of a locating a nascent enterprise by an order of magnitude, making business creation accessible to people who come from backgrounds that have been subject to repression, oppression, or other economic disadvantage.