underimprovement

underimprovement

A structure that is less than the highest and best use for a property. A residence sitting on 1 acre of land on a major retail street is an underimprovement;the property would be more valuable with a fast-food restaurant.

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Where the livestock ranch has become a recreation ranch in the past decade, the residence may have become an underimprovement.
However, this building then suffers from additional obsolescence because it becomes an underimprovement to the site.
Existing density may exceed that currently allowed (a factor that tends to extend remaining economic life) or represent an underimprovement (a factor that tends to shorten remaining life) to the site.