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Artisan Manufacturing Mixes Uses with Residential

Looking to integrate artisan manufacturing into a residential neighborhood? Berlin examples provide a few pointers, via Hazel Borys.
November 7, 2014, 12pm PST | Scott Doyon
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"We’ve talked extensively here on PlaceShakers about how to integrate industrial uses into walkable neighborhoods. And the sorts of land use modifications, often via form-based codes, that are necessary to enable these uses within safe parameters. This week in Berlin, I was particularly inspired by the example set by Hackeschen Höfe, for mixing light, clean industrial with residential in mid-rise mixed-use. And they’ve been doing so successfully since 1906."

"Designed by August Endel, Hackeschen Höfe is a collection of buildings in central Berlin —Berliner Ortsteil Mitte— that have been arranged delectably around eight courtyards. Richly served by transit and a cycling network, the interior of these spaces provide a quiet, tranquil realm for people on foot and bicycle."

Borys goes on to share a photo journal about what makes these artisan manufacturers last. Spoiler alert: it's partly about affordable lifestyle.

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Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in PlaceShakers
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