Culinary Oriented Developments

Culinary Oriented Developments (COD’s) Definition

A “Culinary Oriented Development” (COD) is a development in which a sizable portion of its gross floor area (GLA) caters towards culinary-related activities.   The term was first coined in 2016 by Andrew Fayn, a Principal at MXD Development Strategists.  To be classified as a COD, a development should either:

  • Have 25% (1/4th) or more of its GLA cater towards culinary-related activities; or
  • Have its primary anchor as a culinary-based use

This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Limited Service Food & Beverage
  • Full Service Restaurants
  • Wine Bars
  • Craft Breweries
  • Grocery
  • Food Hall
  • Farmers Market
  • Culinary Education
  • Culinary Incubator
  • Urban Farms

Further to this, Culinary Oriented Developments set themselves apart differently than other developments by following the below standards:

  • COD’s should have a strong focus towards the advancement of Culinary Exploration.
  • COD’s should have the ability to promote local and regional food & beverage.
  • COD’s can be part of larger master planned mixed-use developments.