|Re: mall turned into apartment complex||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Philip Dowds (rphilipdowdsme.com)|
|Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:49:04 -0700 (PDT)|
Buildings with a narrow dimension greater than 50-55 feet have an inadequate ratio of window opportunity to floor plan area, and do not convert efficiently to residential use. Mall site plans are designed for peak parking at Christmas, not for residential livability, nor for the communal principles of cohousing proximities. There are other reasons why contemporary retail construction will resist turning into cost-effective apartments. Surely exceptions are findable, but I am not picturing abandoned malls as a great housing resource. On the other hand, mall shells represent some of the cheapest construction available, so tearing them down is not a great cost or waste. Thanks, Philip Dowds Cornerstone Village Cohousing Cambridge, MA > On Aug 7, 2017, at 11:32 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> > wrote: > > > >> On Aug 7, 2017, at 10:59 AM, Joanie Connors <jvcphd [at] gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> Perhaps abandoned malls could be a future cohousing possibility? >> >> http://popl.ink/e5iU3Q > > A fabulous idea. Need windows on the outside. They should be very sound > structurally and fireproof (except the interior). An enclosed inner walkway > and CH. kids will love those hallways. Skylights. > > Brilliant! > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > http://www.takomavillage.org > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
- mall turned into apartment complex Joanie Connors, August 7 2017
- Re: mall turned into apartment complex Debbie Behrens, August 7 2017
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