Adaptive use

Adaptive use

Changing an existing building to accommodate a new function; the entire process may involve the removal of some existing building elements.

adaptive use, adaptive re-use

The extensive alteration, restoration, and/or renovation of an existing building so that it will serve a new or modified purpose. Also see building rehabilitation.
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Analyzing the time and rate problems concludes with a comparison of alternative solutions, which include doing nothing; implementing a new management, marketing and leasing program; renovating the property; repositioning the property within the existing use; and an adaptive use.
Adaptive use has become an especially popular option of late for multiple reasons.
The possibilities for adaptive use projects are many For example, an older office building may have floor plates too small for most tenants to operate efficiently.
When adaptive use appears to be the solution to time and rate problems, it's important to remember the property still must be zoned for the new use or a variance needs to be obtained.
For an adaptive use property to qualify as a certified historic property and to be eligible for financial incentives, the property must retain its basic integrity; that is, it must retain the major part of the qualities that give it meaning and value.
The subject hotel property was designed and built as a hotel and has never been put to any other use so its contemplated use is not an adaptive use, which can be defined as a use other than the one for which a building was designed and which requires modifications to meet contemporary demand.
The standards can be summarized as requiring the minimum amount of change to the defining historic characteristics of the property while still permitting adaptive uses and modern conveniences.
Question 8: For what adaptive uses is the property suitable?
Batavia lost a few buildings, but also set some high standards for adaptive uses by government, Susan notes.
Often chapters or members are involved in restoration or alternative adaptive uses of lookouts.
Top among them at a 27 percent increase is identifying adaptive uses for vacant upper stories of downtown buildings, adopted by 59 percent of the respondents.
The role of water as a multi-faceted necessity for humans cannot be more stressed upon since as many adaptive uses that were demanded of it by civilizations; water has met most of them or in some cases - all.

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