About Starling

Many storefronts on University Avenue are vacant, due in part to Central Corridor Light Rail construction. Increased vacancy rates create a downward spiral as the remaining businesses draw fewer customers. This has a negative impact on the surrounding community.

We hope to help turn this cycle around, matching building owners of vacant spaces with people who are looking for “nesting” spaces – short-term opportunities to try out new businesses, galleries, or other types of workspace and event space.

We are enthusiastically interested in the success of Central Corridor LRT and its surrounding neighborhoods and are inspired by the statement made by Jane Jacobs: “Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.”