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Old 05-05-2018, 09:59 PM
Status: "waite untill next year. It was fun while it lasted !" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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I'm hoping that somebody on this fine forum can help me understand what the area shaded in pink labeled AVAILABLE 0.90 AC PAD, means for the development of this property located near where I live ? I get that it means another building but why do they call it a AC PAD ?


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Old 05-06-2018, 12:26 AM
Status: "waite untill next year. It was fun while it lasted !" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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I'm hoping that somebody on this fine forum can help me understand what the area shaded in pink labeled AVAILABLE 0.90 AC PAD, means for the development of this property located near where I live ? I get that it means another building but why do they call it a AC PAD ?


I think I figured it out . AC is acre, pad it a commercial lot ?
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:06 AM
 
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Yes, it means there is a 9/10 of an acre available for development.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad_site
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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why do they call it a PAD (site)?
The concrete pad that the structure will be built on.

rather than being IN THE MALL these other shops are on PAD's
out in what used to be the parking lot.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: NC
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Google is your friend.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad_site

This is an 0.9 acre piece next to the sale property which is also available. According to wikiP it might be used for a drive-thru lane among other things.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:02 PM
Status: "waite untill next year. It was fun while it lasted !" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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I did Google Pad and got a lot of hits for Peripheral artery disease the word site was the key, thanks.


I have noticed a few other signs on vacant properties and open land in my area advertising PADS available . I guess people do still drive around looking for locations to build for their businesses..
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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AC pad in smaller lots means air-conditioning pad. .9 acre would be enough to cool an entire mall.
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Old 05-06-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I think I figured it out . AC is acre, pad it a commercial lot ?
Yes, that would be a .9 acre pad where you could build a slab building.

Sure looks like it would eat up much of the available parking.
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Status: "waite untill next year. It was fun while it lasted !" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Yes, that would be a .9 acre pad where you could build a slab building.

Sure looks like it would eat up much of the available parking.

I believe I can see in the shaded area where it says the building would be 9,900 sf so much of that area would still be parking, right ?
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Usually pad is another way of saying they have a cleared lot. Basically, they have done some initial site work and brought the land up to the level that would normally be required for a building and it’s parking to be built. You will have to do some minor earth moving, but just what’s required for the specifics for your foundation and the parking layout. In theory, the dirt should balance and you won’t need to bring any in or take any away.

Now, the plan shows some parking there, so I’d make sure I know what is on the ground now and who is responsible for it before making any offers.

The .90 is indeed acres.

Source: my 20 plus years in commercial construction and development.

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