Two of the problems that many areas face are a need for increased residential space, coupled with a need for retail spaces. In some areas, further large-scale development has been restricted due to booming populations. One of the possible solutions to this issue is mixed-use real estate, such as the projects that Louis Ceruzzi Properties LLC is involved in.
A Solution to Increased Growth
Developers who build mixed-use buildings or adapt existing buildings for this sort of usage can help provides solutions in areas with a lot of growth. By using some of the space as residential areas, either in the form of apartments or condos, developers can be assured that their space will be filled. The availability of stores and restaurants in the same building is a top selling point for many people, especially in cities with less car ownership.
Renters and Buyers Enjoy This Option
Many developers feel that mixed-use buildings have more curbside appeal for residential tenants than standalone condo or apartment buildings. Having access to stores, as well as restaurants, in the same building helps give many people a greater sense of convenience because they don't have to go elsewhere. In urban areas with minimal parking, many residents will look for places where they can do much of their shopping without traveling to places where they must drive.
A Winning Situation for Commercial Tenants
Many commercial tenants will enjoy the idea of setting up in an area where they have access to customers living or working in the same building. Restaurants will see a lot of benefit from being in a mixed-use building where people working at businesses inside can get their lunch without having to leave the premises. Businesses that operate in an office setting will also find these buildings quite helpful.
Saving Space and Resources
Mixed-use developments that are spread out over a larger area may lead to problems with the environmental impact. Multi-story mixed-use buildings take up less ground space, which is something that is always desirable in busy urban settings. Because many of these mixed-use developments involve renovating a building already constructed, there is somewhat less of an environmental impact.
Fewer Maintenance Concerns
Another feature that is very attractive about this option is having one maintenance team being able to share responsibilities for both residents and commercial tenants. This option is much more viable than attempting to maintain buildings that might be in distant locations. A building with a larger number of tenants would be easily able to benefit from having a maintenance team on-hand 24-hours a day.
Upgrades That Help the Environment
Many of these buildings have undergone upgrades that are more eco-friendly and avoid excessive use of additional materials. Exposing the original concrete walls and floors in many buildings helps save extra steps. Many upgraded buildings also make use of eco-friendly energy options, such as power drawn from solar panels.
It is very likely that you'll be hearing a lot about mixed-use buildings in coming years as more developers make use of them. The many benefits that come with a versatile property are worthy of consideration. If you're in the market for a condo or apartment, or perhaps commercial space, this is an option to consider.