Professor Dunham-Jones envisions re-using dead retail for seniors housing

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As the seniors housing occupancy rate continues to rise, Georgia Tech Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones says there are many locations across the country where seniors housing is taking over former retail properties. “Every community has a dead big box or vacant strip mall that’s often a prime site for seniors housing,” she says. “This matches the demand, as the seniors are still there in the community, and they don’t want to leave.”

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School of City & Regional Planning, School of Architecture

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development, ellen dunham jones, ellen dunham-jones, MSUD, Redevelopment, revitalization, Senior Housing
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  • Created By: Kyle James
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  • Created On: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:55am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:26pm