Ottawa Viewpoint - The Conversion Conundrum - November 2023

November 28, 2023 10 Minute Read

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One potential opportunity to address both housing shortages and excess office vacancy has gained popularity: converting offices into multiresidential units. Although seemingly simplistic in theory, adaptive reuse is a creative yet complex method for revitalizing a building. This paper examines what adaptive reuse is and explores the considerations which may affect conversion feasibility in Ottawa.