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2 days ago NPR
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3 days ago GIS Lounge
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3 days ago NPR
Ground-level retail is often seen as essential for activating urban streets. But what happens when developers have a hard time finding tenants? In Portland, vacant spaces are being converted into ground-level apartments to meet high housing demand.
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3 days ago The New York Times - Energy & Environment