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
- 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.