Fisher Architecture took a pre-engineered 1960’s metal building (aka a giant chicken house) and eye sore in Salisbury that is not a typical structure that would attract developers, and turned it into something of value – a Class A shopping center. The team redeveloped the space instead of demolishing and building new.
Attracting tenants when the actual building was a metal box was done through Fisher’s architectural renderings that were able to show retailers what the space “could” become and how it could fit their business needs. Fisher included the original foundation, brick wall, roof and superstructure in the redevelopment plans which saved tens of thousands of dollars. The team also found more space in easements and built a wrap-around driveway that ended up adding 22 parking spots to the property. This redevelopment allowed for all parties involved to be socially and environmentally responsible because it was not a scenario where valuable farmland was being developed to make room for a shopping center. The design quality and location attracted national tenants such as Salad Works and Jersey Mike’s.