Named after the owner, the Pasco Patil Chawl is one of the redeveloped Chawla in Dharavi Koliwada. The chawl is located on Dharavi main road making it an extremely accessible and interactive space throughout the day. Its bright facades, yellow and orange, makes it hard for you to miss it. The chawl comprises both commercial and residential use. While the shops are placed facing the main road, the residential rooms are located on the rear, more private side of the building.
Standing in front of the shops, you experience a loud bustling street. Fruit sellers shouting prices, drivers on the bike warding off people walking in front, customers bargaining with the shopkeeper, and women chatting off on the phones. Even the interface of the building, which consists of a couple of steps leading to a small black gate, is used by vendors to sit and sell grains. Stepping inside the building through the gate, the staircase takes you up to the third floor. All three floors have different purposes. Whilst the ground floor is where shops and warehouses are, the first floor has been given to the contractor in exchange for redeveloping the building, which he uses as renting space for community gatherings. The floor above has been given to the owner and the tenants and the front side on the top floor is accommodated by the urbz office while the rest of the tenants are on the back end.