Watch Talks Watch Talks. Westfield Galleria at Roseville, near Sacramento, Calif. The three malls—the other two being Topanga and Promenade—will have a total of shops.
Strip malls are a ubiquitous part of most American towns and cities. But many of them also fail to attract sufficient customers and tenants in the modern and competitive world of retail and entertainment. Strip malls were originally designed to drive retail store traffic as people passed by.
Strip mall photo via Flickr. Good design and the psychology of the human mind go hand-in-hand. How do want to live our lives?
The most interesting part of any city is generally its downtown, with historic buildings and narrow streets. But drive a couple miles—or in small towns, several blocks—in any direction, and the terrain quickly devolves. Major roadways turn into strip malls fronted with parking lots and endless stretches of chain retail. These strip-mall arterials exist nationwide, robbing cities of their appeal.
Strip mall floor plans are commercial buildings designed to accommodate multiple businesses, retail spaces or offices. They feature various storefronts that are visible from a parking lot or roadway and are commonly constructed in developed neighborhoods where there is a need for space to accommodate local businesses. Strip mall buildings are available in various styles and range in size.
Over the years, R. Through first-hand observations of hundreds of properties in New Jersey and discussions with fellow brokers in other parts of the country, 10 primary causes of strip center development failure have been identified. Significantly, most of these pitfalls can be avoided through proper planning and leasing.
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THE tension between development and preservation plays out in many unpredictable ways around New Jersey. In this comfortable and heritage-conscious community, the interplay has resulted in plans for a shopping center that takes its design inspiration, its developers say, from some nearby and well-loved barns. After years of debate and adjustment, a revised plan for the Shoppes at Union Hill has been unanimously approved by the township's authorities. A strip mall, or ''lifestyle center,'' as the Stanbery Development Company terms the project, will be built on an acre parcel that was previously part of the town's Ayres-Knuth Historic Farm.
The strip mall construction phase may be defined as the progressive transformation of an vision into a physical space in which people can function as intended. In strip mall development, that space is the point at which display and sale of goods, or the transaction of agreements or services can take place. The major players on a strip mall building project are the developer, the architect, and the building contractor.
The accessibility and parking available for your patients and staff can be a driving factor for many practices. Retail Centers are typically anchored by a national chain, providing the foot traffic that many businesses, even dental practices, need. Designing a functional dental clinic inside a retail strip center can have challenges to the layout. HJT was tasked to create a new traffic pattern and provide room for support and imaging.