Adaptive Reuse

Aerial view of rooftop of 25 Water Street building in New York City with redevelopment work going on on rooftop.

5 Office Conversions Making Waves in 2024

Adaptive reuse projects are transforming underutilized office space into mixed-use hubs of housing and commerce.

February 27, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

View from inside York House adaptive reuse building in London.

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?

February 26, 2024 - Ricardo Brites

Front of an Spanish style bungalow with striped window awnings and a tree and yard landscaped with cacti.

‘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.

February 25, 2024 - The New York Times

Washington D.C. office buildings with river and stone arched bridge in foreground.

DC Issues Draft Adaptive Reuse Regulations

A proposed tax abatement program would promote the conversion of office buildings to housing.

February 9, 2024 - Venable LLP

Workplaces in a modern panoramic office, New York city view from the windows. Open space. Black tables and brown leather chairs. A concept of financial consulting services. 3D rendering.

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.

February 7, 2024 - Yield Pro

Close-up of glass facade of office building with office furniture visible through the windows.

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.

January 25, 2024 - Building Design & Construction

Arched entrance sign over street to San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter with slogan "historic heart of San Diego."

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.

January 24, 2024 - Times of San Diego

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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.

January 8, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

Google street view of multistory white Bridgeview Bank building in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

December 28, 2023 - CoStar News

A peacock stands next to a chain-link fence lined by green bushes with olrange flowers in Allen Park, Salt Lake City, Utah.

SLC Reveals Plan for Historic Park

Residents have called for preserving the unique mix of art and nature in Allen Park.

December 18, 2023 - KSL

Vacant commerical parking lot in front of shuttered strip mall.

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.

December 17, 2023 - Next City

White round pillars in empty office building with windows across all walls and white floors and ceiling.

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.

November 21, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Aerial view of downtown Chandler, Arizona with desert hills in background.

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.

November 15, 2023 - Chandler News

Rendering of 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C. on old bridge across Anacostia River.

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.

November 14, 2023 - Fast Company

Vacant mall with vast empty parking lot with cracked asphalt and Southwestern mountains in background.

From Department Store to Apartments

A former Sears store has a new life as a housing complex.

November 5, 2023 - Fast Company

Puente Hills Landfill as seen from the air

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.

October 23, 2023 - Puente Hills Landfill Park

Wooden walkway in forest in Bonnet Springs Park, Lakeland, Florida.

Finding Beauty in Adaptive Reuse

The summer issue of Metropolis Magazine calls on designers to embrace the beauty in circularity.

October 9, 2023 - Metropolis

Historic brick sugar refinery building redeveloped with glass office tower inside and yellow Domino Sugar sign

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.

October 2, 2023 - Untapped Cities

View of downtown Dallas, Texas skyline with skyscrapers against twilight sky.

Adaptive Reuse Successes in Dallas

The rise in office vacancies is fueling a boom in adaptive reuse projects.

September 21, 2023 - D Magazine

Google Maps street view of historic red brick school building in CHicago, Illinois

Historic Chicago School Building to Become Affordable Housing

The adaptive reuse project will create 50 income-restricted housing units and community amenities.

September 19, 2023 - Block Club Chicago

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