608 - Retail Buildings Reimagined for Community Health, Wellness, and Recreation
Brent Ross, Senior Project Manager, Perkins&Will; Todd Snapp, Principal, Perkins&Will
As the business model for retail continues to evolve away from brick-and-mortar stores, many communities face large vacant big-box stores and mall properties. Astute community leaders understand that vacant retail properties affect the surrounding land values and take a proactive approach to reimagining these properties as new centers of community health, wellness, and recreation. This session will explore the guiding principles for the successful, adaptive reuse of these properties and case studies that demonstrate an emerging facility model that blends community recreation, clinical health, complementary retail, and other creative community partnerships.
- Understand the business case for adaptive reuse of retail facilities.
- Learn how to identify viable candidate facilities for adaptive reuse of retail buildings.
- Learn about emerging missions of blended health, wellness, and recreation facilities.
- Hear about current case studies for how these facilities are being reimagined throughout the country.