What do we mean by vacancy?
Whether in decline, temporarily unfit for use, difficult to use or awaiting a specified future development, vacant spaces are spaces in states of limbo between prior and future uses.
Vacant spaces include:
- Land in a “holding pattern” or being “land banked”, awaiting conditions (economic, financial, personal, etc.) to be ripe for redevelopment,
- Portions of buildings that are temporarily unoccupied, including spaces for lease,
- Rooftops and walls that cannot be permanently occupied, and
- Awkward spaces for which permanent occupants are difficult to find.