Allowing Food Service and Residential Properties to Coexist

The risk associated with mixed-use retail/residential developments cannot be understated. The complexities from design to execution and delivery of such a project have ve  many inherent risks that, if not handled successfully, can create properties that can be difficult to manage or in a worst-case scenario, lead to litigation. With proper planning and execution, virtually all of these risks may be mitigated. The nature of these types of projects requires a system capable of adapting to changes in infrastructure. With building planning and construction timelines covering several years and the useful life of the buildings estimated to be anywhere between 15 and 30 years or more, a system that is put in place should be able to accept or be updated to the latest generation.

The rise in mixed use retail and residential spaces has created a significant challenge for property developers to have food service operations within the same complex or neighboring residential dwellings. While residents want access to these types of amenities, they don't want to be subjected to "nuisance" odors and potential fire safety issues associated with food service venues.

Developers are not only challenged to deliver energy efficient designs, but must address environmental issues and social issues as well  governance is front of mind for many potential tenants and residents.


Hear what our customer's are saying:

"Ancora Ambleside, the second location of the acclaimed Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio, represents a modern design offering a fine dining experience in the picturesque setting of Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver.  The beauty of this location means that it is also a very appealing place to live so Ancora shares its building with a number of ultra-luxury condominium suites directly above.   This presents a specific and challenge in managing the effluent that is discharged from our kitchen.  No one wants to constantly smell cooking odors in his/her home, even from a kitchen producing haute cuisine.  To mitigate this risk our design consultants specified the Halton Odor Critical Carbon Panel module with odor sensor and Pollustop technology.  This system is giving us the results we expect and require; no odor complaints from our neighbors or patrons.  We are pleased with its performance."
                                   - Marco Pegoraro, Project Manager of Viaggio Hospitality Group


These challenges are most acute in:
  • Food Hall development
  • Repurposing of traditional Malls to mixed use/entertainment/residential properties
  • Maximizing infrastructure flexibility for future tenants

Download Halton's guide to Successful Coexistence of Residential and Food Service in Mixed Use Properties