When it comes to building a strip mall, several considerations need to be taken into account. From selecting the right location and ensuring the visibility of the mall to ensuring that the space is efficient and that there is adequate parking, it is essential to plan ahead and ensure that the mall meets the needs of the local population! With over a decade of experience in commercial construction, we’ve seen it all. This blog summarizes the top mistakes you can avoid when building a strip mall. Metal Solutions is the perfect partner to help you avoid the common pitfalls when starting a project like this one. We have extensive commercial construction experience and a deep understanding of the local West Texas market. With our expertise, you can be sure your strip mall will be built with the utmost attention to detail and an eye for location, visibility, efficiency, space, parking, population, and need. Read on to hear more tips from us.

Location: Choosing the Right Spot

Choosing the right location for a strip mall is one of the most important decisions you will make when starting this project. If you don’t choose the right spot, it could lead to the strip mall not being visible enough to the public or not having the right surrounding population to make the mall successful.


When selecting a location, you need to consider the population of the area and the need for the strip mall. Is the population large enough to support your strip mall? Are there other strip malls in the area that could compete with yours? Is there a need for the services or products you plan to provide? If the answer is yes to these questions, you have found the right spot.

Visibility: Making Your Building Stand Out

Visibility is key when it comes to building a booming strip mall. When people walk by, you want them to notice your building and the businesses inside. The best way to ensure your building stands out is to make sure it has great visibility. This means that the building should be visible from the street and that it should be easy for foot traffic to access. This will ensure that your building attracts more people and is busy throughout the day. With visibility, you can be sure your strip mall will succeed.

Efficiency: Maximizing Your Space

When it comes to constructing a strip mall, it is essential to ensure that the design and architecture of the building are efficient and maximize the use of the space. Poor construction can lead to a loss of revenue due to inefficient use of space and poor design. To avoid making mistakes, it is important to have a clear plan of the design and construction of the building. This includes understanding the construction process, the materials used, and the design of the space. It is also important to consult with an experienced construction company, such as Metal Solutions, to ensure that the building is designed and constructed with efficiency in mind. By following these steps, you can avoid the common mistakes of inefficient use of space and poor design when building a strip mall.

Parking: Providing Enough Parking for Your Customers

When it comes to building a strip mall, it’s essential to provide enough parking for customers. If you don’t provide enough parking, customers will become frustrated and may even avoid your strip mall altogether. To ensure you don’t make this mistake, make sure you adhere to the local parking code and provide enough space for the number of customers you anticipate in your strip mall. It’s also important to remember that the parking code may change over time, so it’s important to stay up to date on any changes that may affect the number of parking spaces you need. At Metal Solutions, we understand the importance of providing adequate parking for your customers and are here to help you make sure you take every step.

Population: Knowing Your Target Demographic

When building a strip mall, it is important to consider the population in the area. Knowing the population helps you understand the need for the strip mall and if there are enough people who want to shop in the area. Without enough potential shoppers, the strip mall may not be successful. It is important to research to understand the population size, demographic, and the needs of the area. This research should include understanding the local economy, competition, and market trends. Knowing the population and their needs will help you decide if a strip mall fits the area. Additionally, it can help you determine the best location for the strip mall and the type of stores that should be included. This research can help you make informed decisions and create a booming strip mall when done correctly.


Building a strip mall is a challenging task. It requires careful planning and consideration of the local population, visibility, efficiency, parking, and need for the services you plan to provide. At Metal Solutions, we understand the importance of getting all these details right to ensure your strip mall’s success. With our experience and expertise in commercial construction combined with an eye for detail, we can help ensure that your strip mall meets all its goals while avoiding common mistakes. Contact us today to learn how we can partner with you on this exciting project! Please look at our portfolio section to see our past commercial projects.

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