Mixed Use Developments
Bono Consulting has prepared plans for hundreds of Mixed Use Facilities. A Mixed Use facility incorporates both commercial and residential in the same development. The commercial use is typically retail, but it can also be offices, educational or religious. If this is in the Chicago suburbs, a mixed use facility is considered a commercial development and MWRD permitting is typically required. Mixed use facilities pose special challenges because there are typically multiple access points to the building, especially if there are multiple retail establishments at the ground level. The floor slab is typically one level throughout the building, but the sidewalks we are accessing may have some pitch. So the trick is to get a floor height for as much of the building as possible that will provide pedestrian access that meets ADA requirements.