California Eyes Shuttered Shopping Malls, Big Box Retail Stores for New Affordable Housing

Associated Press, May 31, 2021
California state lawmakers are grappling with a particularly 21st-century problem: What to do with the growing number of shopping malls and big box retail stores left empty by consumers shifting their purchases to the web. A possible answer in crowded California cities is to build housing on these sites, which already have ample parking and are close to existing neighborhoods.