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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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?
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.
As online retailers continue to impact the future uses of shopping centers and malls, unique opportunities arise for managers to be involved in renovations, redevelopments or adaptive uses. Those shopping centers and malls positioned for success in the midst of the changing retail landscape will have a merchandising mix tailored to the local consumers and function as experience-driven destinations for entertainment and socialization within their communities.
* Batavia lost a few buildings, but also set some high standards for adaptive uses by government, Susan notes.
Christianity has to compete, so it is rearranging itself, as it has done through history...." They foresee "tensions between those who embrace traditional ways of thinking and those who seek to adapt Christianity to a new set of conditions, and while we anticipate loss of many worthy buildings, we also expect that some of these same historic structures will find new and diverse congregations and new adaptive uses." Probably, most readers of Catholic Insight would not accept these conclusions, at least, as far as the Catholic Church is concerned, and would hope, instead, for the "new springtime of Christian life," foretold by Pope John Paul the Great for the third millennium.
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.

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