The objective of the paper is to formulate the corridors design guidelines that focus on the local community’s needs. The exploration of the ideas is based on our commercial street-corridors studies in 2016-2018 in Medan, Indonesia. The methodology used a qualitative approach, which was started by summarizing the main findings of previous studies. In this stage, the study highlighted the people’s characteristics and requirements, the physical quality of the corridors, and the relevant regulation to be considered. Next, the preliminary ideas were formulated to guide the aspects of access and linkage, functions and activities, physical qualities and facilities, management, and the implementation strategy.