What Goes Where: How Do We Honor Our Commitments to Ground Floor Retail?
Thursday, September 7, 2017
2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT
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Florida's planners want ground floor retail everywhere! Realistically, this is a challenging, if not impossible, constraint on both development and redevelopment, in our central business districts and in many suburban areas. The challenges are many: economic, population, compatibility with other desired uses, and limited experience among others. Awkwardly codified policies have resulted in vacant store fronts, poorly configured spaces, and missed opportunities for many of our communities. This session offers insight into the challenges stemming from this form of development and identifies immediate, transitional, and longer term strategies for placing the desirable commercial spaces where they will work best.
Owen Beitsch, FAICP
Jason Burton, AICP
John "Jack" C. White
Allara Gutcher, email@example.com