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Old 01-22-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Once common throughout the US, the shophouse: usually a single building, often a townhouse/terrace type arrangement with the shop on the lower level and the residential quarters on the upper level, seems a rarity these days. Are there any neighbourhoods where these shophouses remain common? They are not to be confused with simply apartment blocks.etc with shops on the lower level, but generally imply an owner-occupier. While on the subject, however, which cities seem to have the most mixed use residential/commercial development, with residences on top of or integrated with retail outlets?

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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They are rare. There are a few "live-work" buildings that have upstairs living space and downstairs workshop/office space.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Know what kind of building you are referring to, but I have never heard this term used in the US, and the top Google definitions refer to the word being applied to buildings in Southeast Asia.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What are you asking for?

Philadelphia has a crap-ton of Apartments with ground floor retail and commercial spaces. There are also all types of "mixed use" developments in Philadelphia whether it is mixed-use office/residential or hotel/residential.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Zoning laws these days often prohibit residences in some commercial zoning classifications.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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There are lots of these in Athens, Ohio, although in most cases these days, the residents are Ohio University students.
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