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Adaptive Reuse

PAS QuickNotes 80

Adaptive reuse is the process of converting buildings that have outlived their original purpose to accommodate new uses. It emphasizes the preservation or rehabilitation of building features over extensive remodeling. This edition of PAS QuickNotes highlights the potential benefits of adaptive reuse and summarizes how local officials and planners can develop and implement a community-wide strategy for promoting adaptive reuse.

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