The significant impact that smart growth can have on commercial property demand and values is often overlooked by many commercial practitioners. The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS’® Community Growth Committee set out to create a common approach to examining the benefits of higher density mixed-use and transit-oriented development (TOD).
Today’s suburbs aren’t what they used to be. And they’re only just beginning to show signs of what they will be tomorrow. This article examines four examples, at four different scales, of efforts to retrofit suburban-style, automobile-oriented places to accommodate a wider range of ages and incomes.