Real Estate and Food Amenities – Beyond Grandma’s Backyard Garden
Innovative approaches to growing food and where to do it continues to expand both in the area of interest and locations. This phenomenon is happening ways in which might surprise you and it may even help your bottom line.
The ULI’s (Urban Land Institute) Building Healthy Places Initiative and its Center for Sustainability undertook a project to explore how the real estate community is using innovative approaches to include food in real estate projects. In looking at this, they reviewed such issues relating to food enhancements in health, sustainability, economic opportunity, food system security, community economic development, and real estate returns. The real estate industry is including food halls, grocery stores, working farms, community food-growing areas, and local restaurants within development projects of all product types to leverage demand for healthy, local food options.
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