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Empty stores and offices: how Sweden aims to plug housing gap
by Simon Johnson
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23 December 2020
On 23 December 2020 Reuters reported:
Sweden may have too many shops and offices after the pandemic. It doesn't have enough homes. It spies an opportunity. The government is now examining whether empty commercial real estate in the wake of COVID-19 could be converted to help plug a shortfall of around 140,000 homes.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
Repurposing real estate is nothing new -- think of New York's Meatpacking District which went from a residential area in the 1800s to an industrial hub a century later and back again to a chic residential and shopping area over the last 20 years.
... 'The biggest contribution to solving the housing problem will be new-builds,' said Christoffer Jarkeborn, regional head of new housing at developer Skanska, which recently finished converting the former Ericsson HQ in the Nacka district of Stockholm into 286 apartments. 'But this can be complementary.'
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