Whole Foods Market covers over 428,000SF of ground floor
retail space in St Paul, MN.
|One South Market development in downtown San Jose.|
|Shops + Lofts at 47 in Chicago,IL features 55,000SF of retail|
In addition, the retail and offices that fill ground floor commercial spaces can often become main employers for urban neighborhoods. Shops & Lofts at 47 in Chicago, IL for example is a mixed use development with over 55,000 ground floor retail SF. It is currently occupied by a Walmart Neighborhood Market, Subway, Burger King, Associated Bank and Uncle Remus Chicken, and as of 2016, there were about 35 full time employees working in the single development. Other than retail, medical service centers located on ground floors are also well-paying employers (in fact, ground floor commercial spaces are often suited to large medical institutions seeking outposts for supplementary services such as eye clinics). Overall, retail and services in revitalizing urban neighborhoods provide great job and even entrepreneurship opportunities, particularly in lower income areas.
Pinecrest project in Cleveland will feature ground floor
retail, office, residential, and public plazas.