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Mixed-Use Developments: Design Considerations

Here are some of the things to think about when designing a mixed-use property.

If you are looking to make a lucrative investment, then developing a mixed-use property is a great option.  However, when it comes to designing and organizing mixed-use spaces, some property owners run into trouble.  To ensure that your property is designed in a smart, appealing way, here are some of the things you need to consider.

  • Consistency Throughout the Property

While you should introduce different design elements to separate the different areas of your building, there should be an underlying design theme that you adhere to.  This ensures that the transition between your property’s unique spaces is seamless.  Additionally, design consistency ensures that your property feels united and helps to solidify your branding.

  • Added Benefits for Residents

Most mixed-use properties feature retail, hotel, and residential spaces.  If this is true for your development, then it’s important that your residents are your priority.  Because they are paying more money over an extended period of time, you need to offer residents incentives to remain.  You can accomplish this by equipping resident rooms with upgraded features and reserving certain spaces on your property for residents only.

  • Communal Meeting Spaces

Finally, one of the major selling points of mixed-use properties is that they allow residents and guests to share spaces and interact.  This is why it’s important to design communal spaces in a way that facilitates conversation and creates a sense of real community.  This can be accomplished by incorporating long communal tables or living-room inspired elements into your property’s public spaces.  These subtle design features will make your property feel like a vibrant and welcoming community for all.

These are some of the important things to consider when designing a mixed-use property.   Do you need help building or designing your property?  If so, contact the experts at Parkwest General Contractors. Our expert team is ready to assist you with all your building renovation and construction needs today.


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