Shopping Center Business

MAY 2017

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MIXED-USE DESIGN 160 • SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS • May 2017 number of successful mixed-use projects over the years. More recently, however, art has become less of an accent and more of an integral piece of the visual and experi- ential landscape — and not a static feature, but a dynamic one. From interactive and changeable signage to community murals and art spaces, large public art installa- tions are becoming more common — and more interesting. No longer just isolated display pieces, art has become part of the literal and figurative fabric of the built environment, adding interest and often conveying interesting or important infor- mation. We are seeing things like parking garages with perforated metal skin that reveal subtle patterns and messaging; "bar codes" printed on the pavement that convey information, seasonal signage and changes in real-time with weather and spe- cial events, and large video screens that display artwork and animation alongside messaging for shoppers and visitors. WISHING WELLNESS Wellness, a holistic approach to health and wellbeing that encompasses every- thing from nutrition and exercise, to spirituality and environmentally friendly practices, is an idea that more developers are embracing in recent years. Developers are not just advertising their LEED certi- fication and their commitment to green design, energy efficiency and renewable resources, they are now also touting their building and workplace health and well- ness certifications. Today, buildings and designed spaces more frequently include features that are specifically intended to facilitate or promote occupant wellness (for example, communicating stairs from ground to second level to allow exercise rather than taking the elevator). This is an accelerating design trend that we will like- ly see a great deal more of in the months and years ahead. In the battle for the hearts, minds and dollars of consumers, mixed-use has helped brick-and-mortar destinations re- sist the alluring convenience of online and mobile shopping, and given people a rea- son to get off the couch and spend their money and their leisure time in environ- ments where there is never a shortage of things to do. The innovative new trends and ideas above promise to add even more attractions to that growing list, fos- tering more creative, engaging and com- munity-centric environments. In the end, that might prove to be the single most exciting thing of all about town centers and mixed use developments: that great mixed-use is not a limiting format, it's a blank slate — a canvas brought to life by colorful experiences and the energy of social, commercial and civic engagement. The original town center concept of the retail street grid, and even the design of the buildings themselves, is all ultimately just a backdrop for the pageantry of the human activities and experiences that de- fine all great public spaces. SCB Jim Baeck is principal with Baltimore- based Design 3 International (D3i). Visit us at ICSC RECon 2017 • Booth S4610 P Street To schedule a meeting at RECon, email Expanding in all 50 states and Canada Requirements: • Typical Store is 1,000-1,400 sf with 15-20 ft. average frontage. • Minimum population 30,000 in a 3 mile radius. • Targeting medium to higher income households. • In-line with major anchors, out-parcels or strong retail strip centers – all work for us. • National co-tenants preferred. • Good visibility with access and ample parking. NOW WITH OVER 1,600 LOCATIONS! G AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE KIMBALL OAKS Southlake, TX THE COLUMNS Jackson, TN THE CENTENNIAL PORTFOLIO Memphis, TN WE KNOW SHOPPING CENTERS. SOLD $966 MILLION SINCE 2012 3131 Turtle Creek Blvd. Suite 1202 Dallas, TX 75219 214.206.3020 PRIMARY TENANTS: Marshalls, PGA Tour Superstore, Tuesday Morning, Bassett Furniture, Verizon Wireless, BJ's Brewhouse, Chiloso's Mexican Bistro, and Red Rock Canyon Grill PRIMARY TENANTS: Best Buy, Ross Dress for Less, Old Navy, Marshalls, rue21, Rack Room Shoes, dressbarn, Books-A-Million, Kohl's (shadow), Home Depot (shadow), and Hobby Lobby (shadow) ANCHORS: Marshalls, Toys R Us, Ulta, Dollar Tree, Lifeway Christian Store, Office Depot, JoAnn Stores, Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick's Sporting Goods, LA Fitness (shadow), and JC Penney (shadow)

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