Bumper Crop

Firm: 
The Miller Hull Partnership

Strip malls are everywhere. While they provide convenient access and affordable commercial space for a diverse tenant mix, their expansive surface parking and lack of human-scaled connection to adjacent neighborhoods have a deadening impact on our communities. A universal shift in the way we treat this pervasive typology could result in massive change. How can heat-trapping surface parking associated with the strip mall be reclaimed for urban agriculture, returning soil-based farmland to nature? How can strip malls be reoriented to become walkable community gathering spaces as well as centers of diverse commercial enterprise?

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