Adaptive reuse and space sharing have not only become cost-saving trends, they are often also the most sustainable and community-minded choices. Abandoned or underused buildings that no longer serve their communities can be transformed into new gathering places, theaters, schools, offices, or retail spaces. Instead of creating new spaces, an existing one can be adapted to a changed purpose, need, or use.
By “recycling” the existing built environment communities can be revitalized and repurposed history-rich spaces have the power to revive neighborhoods, attract new businesses, and initiate continued development in surrounding areas.
As part of our restoration and architectural conservation work, we’ve been engaged in many adaptive reuse projects and see the benefits first hand. Giving old buildings a new life is a tenet of EverGreene. We look forward to continuing to work with urban and rural communities re-purposing underused spaces, modernizing existing infrastructure, and adapting them to changing needs.