Friday, April 19, 2013
The Howard Hughes Corp. plans to redevelop the central portion of the mall into an open-air town center with retail and apartments.
If you missed the April 8 meeting on the future of Landmark Mall redevelopment—or left after not being able to find a seat—no worries. City staff and the Howard Hughes Corp., which owns the central portion of the mall to be redeveloped, will host a second information meeting at May 1. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the mall, on the second floor of the former Lord and Taylor space. Howard Hughes has submitted an application to the city for redevelopment of the portion of Landmark Mall between Sears and Macy's. The proposal calls for demolition of the two-story central area of the mall and replacement of that portion with a mixed-use residential and retail complex with a traditional street grid, sidewalks, trees and open space. Plans are …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Howard Hughes Corp. shared plans Monday to redevelop central portion of mall into town center.
More than 200 people crowded into the community room at Landmark Mall Monday night to hear how the Howard Hughes Corp. plans to redevelop the central portion of the mall into seven blocks in an urban town center with retail, restaurants and residential space. Howard Hughes, Sears and Macy’s each own about a third of the mall and parking lots. The redevelopment plans would affect only what Howard Hughes owns, and Sears and Macy’s would become stand-alone stores connected by a pedestrian walkway through the street blocks. John Simon, Howard Hughes executive vice president of strategic planning, said Monday the company’s plans call for the central portion of the mall to be demolished and replaced by seven small blocks of mixed-use …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Easter Bunny is available for photo ops at Landmark Mall.
Landmark Mall is offering the opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Children and families can take photos with him throughout the rest of the week. The Easter Bunny will be available at the mall through March 30, the Saturday before Easter Sunday. Families can take photos with him from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A variety of photo package price options are available. Train rides are available for $4. Train hours are Thursday and Friday, 12 noon to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. (Reminder the Easter Bunny's last visit will be Saturday.) Landmark Mall is also providing an online Easter coloring storybook. Children can receive an online letter from the Easter Bunny and virtually paint pictures from the story …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Howard Hughes Corp. submits plans, but mall owner and City of Alexandria officials are quiet on details.
Landmark Mall owner Howard Hughes Corp. has submitted plans to redevelop part of Landmark Mall, but officials with the city of Alexandria and the Howard Hughes Corp. are keeping mum on specifics. “The Howard Hughes Corp. has made a redevelopment submission, and the City is reviewing the submission for completeness,” said city spokesman Tony Castrilli in a statement. “We are seeking to schedule a community meeting for early April, so the Howard Hughes Corp. can present their plan.” Landmark Mall is located in Alexandria and is another shopping option for those who frequented Springfield Mall, which is now being renovated to become the new and improved Springfield Town Center. Howard Hughes spokeswoman Caryn Statman Kboudi released the …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Officials from the City of Alexandria and Howard Hughes Corp., which owns much of Landmark Mall, are considering a variety of options.
Wondering if renovation plans are still in the works for Landmark Mall? Discussions about redeveloping the mall and the surrounding area are progressing, officials with the City of Alexandria and Howard Hughes Corp. both said this week. However, neither side is releasing any details or a timeline. "The city and the owners of the in-line stores at Landmark Mall have held ongoing, regular discussions for the last six months about redevelopment of Landmark Mall, in particular focused on what the Phase I development plans might be,” said Mark Jinks, deputy city manager. “The city is encouraged and hope that those discussions come to fruition in the coming months ahead." Caryn Kboudi, vice president of marketing for Howard Hughes Corp., told …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Weather, Landmark Mall, deals at Outback and Toys R Us.
Today will be partly sunny with a high temperature near 94 degrees. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Don't miss our story about Landmark Mall's on-hold redevelopment. Our new Frugal Family column has deals at Toys R Us and Outback Steakhouse. Fairfax County is holding Mortgage Assistance Workshops tonight at 7 p.m. in English and Saturday at 9 a.m. in Spanish and Vietnamese. Today is Harrison Ford's 69th birthday.
About one-third of the mall's storefronts are currently vacant.
Alexandria's Landmark Mall has a vacancy rate more than three times the national average. According to Reuters, at large U.S. malls, the national vacancy rate is about 9 percent, the highest since the first quarter 2000, when Reis, a a commercial real estate research and analysis company based in New York, began tracking regional malls. But more than one-third of the Landmark Mall’s retail space—more than 50 individual storefronts—sit unused. In addition, two large sections of the mall adjacent to Sears and a storefront on level 2 large enough to be a small department store are empty. Unlike Springfield Mall, just a few miles southwest of Landmark, renovations of Landmark Mall still seem to be a long way off. Local management at Landmark…