Cities Push to Convert Deserted Office Buildings Into Condos

From a story on by Kate Morino headlined “Cities push to convert deserted office buildings into condos”:

Cities and states across the country are looking to transform vacant office buildings into housing — a solution for both empty downtowns and housing shortages.

Why it matters: Commercial districts with little to no residential presence turned into near ghost towns during the pandemic, becoming a blight on the cityscape and a detriment to local businesses like shops and restaurants.

  • Live-work neighborhoods, however, fared better.
  • And much of the U.S. still faces a persistent housing shortage.