Adaptive Reuse Of Malls: Why It Makes Sense

Adaptive reuse projects are gaining momentum. This articles lists recent projects, discusses challenges, and offers suggestions for success.

"Adaptive reuse projects are no longer limited to historic properties. Environmental advocates, ur-ban planners and lo-cal governments em-brace adaptive reuse as a way to recycle underutilized buildings, counter sprawl and inject life into dull core areas.Abandoned theaters have become educational facilities, warehouses have become mixed-use properties, and shopping malls have found new life as corporate centers. Converting retail centers to office space is gaining momentum, particularly for specialized uses such as call centers, data centers and conference/training centers."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Outdated malls becoming storehouses of opportunity

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