MD050: Makerspace Development in Mix Use Settings


mix-useGenerally, people who are new to makerspace development tend to think of makerspaces a standalone facility.

Seldom do you ever hear the mainstream media talk about makerspace development as a part of a larger growth initiative.

Makerspace developers who don’t want to see their hard work go to waste had better look for opportunities to partner with other organizations in the community on place making activities. Place making is the process of identifying and building a community identity.

Mix-Use development seems to be working best, in the suburbs at least. You can think of mix-use development as a real estate development initiative that combines residential and commercial real estate development as part of the same project.

Zachary Alexander

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