Business park

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A business park or office park is an area of land in which many office buildings are grouped together. The first office park opened in Mountain Brook, Alabama, in the early 1950s to avoid racial tension in city centers.[1]

Business parks are often developed in suburban locations where land and building costs are cheaper. They also tend to be located near motorways or main roads for easy access.


The impact of business parks on surrounding areas and communities has been criticized:

  • Large gaps between urbanized zones, increasing the suburban sprawl.
  • The appearance of the buildings.[2]
  • Obsolescence, vacancy, and disrepair.[3]

List of notable business parks[edit]

Suburban office parks like this in the Boca Corporate Center & Campus in Boca Raton, Florida, United States, are usually lushly landscaped so that a peaceful workspace is created

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zak, Dan (20 July 2015). "The old suburban office park is the new American ghost town". The Washington Post. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  2. ^ Weller, Chris. "Millennials are forcing America's largest corporations to kill traditional suburban office parks". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  3. ^ Marshall, Aarian (2016-01-06). "What Will Become of America's Office Parks as They Go Out of Fashion?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-08-05.