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low-rise

Usually a one- to four-story commercial building. The meaning changes depending on custom and usage in a particular market.

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Says Nitesh Kumar, director, marketing, TDI Group: "Building low-rises helps to cut costs as a number of services can be done away with.
which began developing the prestigious West Valley business park in 1974, agreed to buy 15 low-rise buildings while Santa Monica-based Emmett placed the winning bid on six high-rise buildings.
Small low-rises (12 to 24 units) had the highest rents, averaging $9.
Worse, it might outrage no-growth homeowner organizations that go ballistic when they hear of plans for new housing subdivisions, high-rises, low-rises and almost everything in between.