Definition of pad site in US English:

pad site


  • A building lot adjacent to a shopping center or mall.

    • ‘‘Normally a grading contractor is required to rough grade a pad site to within plus or minus one-tenth of a foot of grade,’ he explains.’
    • ‘On some gravel pad sites, gravel has been partly or wholly removed before fertilization and seeding.’
    • ‘"Historically, you would go into these grocery-anchored or department-store-anchored centers, and the developer would put a casual-dining restaurant or Blockbuster Video out on the pad site," said Tom Weigand, a former land planner himself.’
    • ‘The development will have two buildings with a combined 30,000 square feet of retail space, as well as an office pad site.’