5 Office Conversions Making Waves in 2024
Adaptive reuse projects are transforming underutilized office space into mixed-use hubs of housing and commerce.
Adaptive Reuse: The Missing Piece to the Housing Puzzle?
Millions of square feet sit vacant while millions of Americans struggle to find affordable housing. Can reimagining our empty skyscrapers be the key to unlocking both solutions?
‘Culinary Hubs’ Turn Homes Into Micro-Restaurants
Real estate developers around the country are converting old single-family homes into “culinary hubs,” reports The New York Times.
DC Issues Draft Adaptive Reuse Regulations
A proposed tax abatement program would promote the conversion of office buildings to housing.
Record Number of Office-to-Apartment Conversions in 2024
More than 55,000 apartments across the U.S. are scheduled for conversion from old office space this year, according to a new report.
Office Conversions at Record High
The number of office-to-residential adaptive reuse projects in the works for 2024 is four times as high as in 2021.
San Diego to Update Historic Preservation Program
The city wants to identify new areas for preservation while streamlining processes to promote adaptive reuse of historic properties.
Adapting the Curb for Adaptive Reuse
The rise in conversions of office buildings to housing and other uses raises questions about curb management and parking.
The Golden Age of Office Conversions
In 2023, there were more than twice as many adaptive reuse projects underway around the country as in prior years.
SLC Reveals Plan for Historic Park
Residents have called for preserving the unique mix of art and nature in Allen Park.
Opinion: Strip Malls Are a Huge Untapped Source for Housing
Redeveloping just the best-suited 10 percent of America’s strip malls could result in 700,000 new affordable homes nationwide.
Study: Office Conversions One-Third More Affordable Than New Housing
Where conditions are right for office-to-residential adaptive reuse, projects can be completed faster and at a significantly lower cost than new construction.
Arizona Town Expands Infill Incentive District
The Chandler City Council voted to add the city’s downtown and other areas to an incentive program that supports infill development.
DC Park Aims for Equitable Development
Project leaders working on the 11th Street Bridge Park hope to prevent displacement of residents and bring economic and social benefits to the surrounding community.
From Department Store to Apartments
A former Sears store has a new life as a housing complex.
Creating a New Regional Park by Restoring Degraded Lands
Los Angeles County is transforming 142 acres of the Puente Hills Landfill into parkland, creating the first new regional park in the county in over 35 years. The recently released concept plan and renderings show what the park will look like.
Finding Beauty in Adaptive Reuse
The summer issue of Metropolis Magazine calls on designers to embrace the beauty in circularity.
Former Brooklyn Sugar Refinery Reopens as All-Electric Office Tower
A historic building was reimagined as a 15-story office tower powered by renewable energy.
Adaptive Reuse Successes in Dallas
The rise in office vacancies is fueling a boom in adaptive reuse projects.
Historic Chicago School Building to Become Affordable Housing
The adaptive reuse project will create 50 income-restricted housing units and community amenities.
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