Can we turn all those empty office buildings into housing?

By Anna Bahney, CNN

Published January 13, 2024

Washington, DC — There’s a dream solution to America’s housing crisis and to its increasingly deserted downtowns: Convert the empty offices into homes.

Across the country, cities like New York, Boston and Cleveland are embracing the idea of residential retrofitting and providing incentives to do so. The Biden administration is easing the way with federal programs and tax breaks. Local leaders are accelerating changes to zoning and construction restrictions.

But will turning offices into homes actually work? And would you want to live in one?

Keen-Summit’s Harold Bordwin weighs in. Read more at CNN here: