07 Jul 17

Mixing Neighbourhood Character into a Single Block

Tenant Demands

The ingredients for creating the right tenant mix are critical to determine in the early stages of any integrated development, as they have a huge impact on the vertical stacking.

There are obvious rules to density of occupation. For example, commercial office density ranges from 8 – 12sm per person, hotel density ranges from 25 – 35 sm per person and residential can range from 50 – 60sm per person. Clearly as you move people vertically across these different zones of density and occupation, lifting and timing impact on the stacking of the overall block.

Whilst this logic is unavoidable, there are trends that begin to reinforce the deck especially as some commercial business requirements begin to decrease their total area allotments with a smaller workforce.

Additionally, in order to attract the right tenants, mixed use developments respond to the demand for community and terrace type spaces, which continues to add to the complexity within overall mix. Pairing efficiency with attraction begins to emerge as a key balancing act when developing the next generation of the mixed-use typology.

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1200 Van Ness

The total residential space of 1200 Van Ness will be roughly 99,000 square feet with 96 condo units, each ranging from 800 – 1,100 square feet. The remaining 95,000 square feet is slated for commercial / retail space. Currently in design, the project will include amenities such as a rooftop garden, a zen garden and yoga studio, multi-functional spaces, a dog grooming area, bike parking, and an exercise room.