Developer Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) announced the Grand Opening of Domain West Hollywood, a stylish mixed-use apartment community right in the heart of old Hollywood.
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The “live-work-play” lifestyle is a growing priority for renters, and mixed-use developers are responding with designs and amenities that set their community apart from the rest. Meeting this demand doesn’t come without significant challenges, however. Mixed-use projects in urban areas, especially, are up against bigger financial and design obstacles than standalone multifamily projects, requiring developers to be adaptable and innovative in their approach.

The following mixed-use projects add a vibrant community to their cities, with designs inspired by nature, history, and art. Their developers have overcome urban development obstacles through careful planning, well-curated community spaces, and a keen understanding of what renters want.