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The rise of mixed use developments amid the pandemic

As people spend more time at home, mixed use developments are becoming popular in cities in the APAC region. The trend these days goes beyond common ground floor shops. Property owners are now considering adding spaces for offices, childcare, drycleaning or even cinemas and five-star hotels in one complex. A good example is Mirvac’s ‘South Village’ in Kirrawee in Sydney, anchored by supermarket giants Aldi and Coles; 27 specialty shops; a childcare centre, with residential units on top. It