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retail - typology evolution

park west

Restaurant/Retail: This is a simplified newer classic approach but is extremely limited in social interaction potential. Likely to be very short lived because of its limited use type. It is not as viable as the more traditional classic approach.








retail - typology evolution

classic model

Attraction Focused/Retail/Commercial: This is a classic approach but is some- what limited in social interaction potential. With both residential and office use mixed in it provides much greater activity in a social setting, but limited scale.








retail - typology evolution

scottsdale quarter type

Socially Focused/Retail/Commercial: This is a more wholistic approach and is somewhat greater in social interaction potential. It has an identity focus space. With both residential and office use mixed in it provides much greater activity.








retail - typology evolution

kierland type

Socially Focused/Retail/Commercial/Residential: This is a more wholistic approach and is somewhat greater in social interaction potential. It has an identity focus space. With both residential and office use mixed in it provides much greater activity. It lacks density from an ideal standpoint, to create the maximum pedestrian setting to be ultimately sustainable and to support the surrounding community.








retail - typology evolution

density and circulation

Socially Focused/Retail/Commercial/Residential with Density: Circulation becomes a key issue as a development becomes larger. With the development of the autonomous vehicle, including the small shuttle bus, alternative means and needs of parking and convenience may change dramatically the way people move and the scale of that movement.








retail - typology evolution

sustainable design

Socially Focused/Retail/Commercial/Residential with Density: This is a more wholistic approach and is greater in social interaction potential. It has an identity focus space. With both residential and office use mixed in, it provides much greater activity. It has density to create the maximum pedestrian setting to be ultimately sustainable and to support the surrounding community.

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