What would you build? What could you build?
The mixed-use concept is certainly one of our favorites. Without taking away from the small town charm and historic elements of downtown we believe such a development could work. A mixed-use concept typically is anchored at the ground floor with a retail space (think restaurant, or shop) as to not detract from the foot traffic in a walkable area. Above the retail space are a few floors of apartments or condos, ready for residents excited about living downtown. This is not all to dissimilar from the buildings already in downtown, just on a slightly larger scale.
What’s interesting about new urbanism style developments is that they are often created to mimic a small town, close knit community such as DeLand (think Celebration, Avalon Park). What’s different about DeLand is that we have "the real McCoy". In the case of downtown DeLand, a mixed-use building would serve to continue the vivacity already in existence, not artificially create it.
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