The viability of the commercial strip bounded by 77th Street on the north, Dobson Street on the east, 81st Street on the south, and Rhodes Street on the west, is threatened. Vacancies in stores and shops are increasing. Business activity at the perimeters of the strip has slackened. Present efforts to stabilize the commercial strip have not been sufficient to stem the flight of investors. There is a need to implement a Business Revitalization Program on the strip that will address both its problems and opportunities.
We determined that the neighborhood clinic type of health care delivery model was the most appropriate for the circumstances of our client. We identified both a primary and secondary service market. We derived that there was a potential demand of 411,844 patient visits per year. Only 103,000 of these potential patient visits are actually being accommodated. This left a residual or unmet demand of over 300,000 patient visits. The existing building, if rehabilitated, could capture or accommodate 25,000 annual patient visits or 8 percent of the residual demand.