A New Trend Transforming Strip Malls

With developable land in Southern California's urban core at a premium, underperforming strip malls are becoming a popular target for mixed use development.
March 1, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Around the Southland, in areas both worn down and wealthy, one-story retail strip malls that have seen better days are undergoing a transformation into attractive complexes that house retail and commercial businesses at street level with apartments and condominiums on top. ity officials, builders and architects — once disinterested in mixed-use projects — are eager to convert underperforming nail salons, liquor stores and frozen-yogurt shops, which often occupy prime real estate, into dynamic commercial and residential centers."

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Published on Sunday, February 29, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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