Category Archives: Building Reuse

Learning from Los Angeles – Now Available Online!

Reusing and retrofitting vacant and underused buildings, including more than 10 million square feet of vacant space in the urban core, can help Los Angeles grow more sustainably and meet changing market demands for new uses such as creative office space or housing.  A new Preservation Green Lab report, Learning from Los Angeles, marks the first in a research series to analyze demolition and development trends and develop strategies to foster building reuse in U.S. cities. Los Angeles served as the pilot city for the newly formed Partnership for Building Reuse … Read More

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Partnership for Building Reuse: Learning from Los Angeles

If you are seeking ideas for how to encourage the reuse of vacant buildings, a great place to look is the city of Los Angeles. Through innovative public policy and creative private development, Los Angeles is demonstrating how older buildings can be repurposed to serve the new, creative economy and help meet ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions. Downtown Los Angeles contains one of the nation’s finest collections of early 20th century architecture. Most of these buildings sat vacant for decades, until a carefully targetedAdaptive Use Ordinance (ARO) removed regulatory barriers, provided … Read More

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