When the retail giant of West Hollywood closed its doors on Wednesday, some residents and shoppers said they had lost hope in a downtown revival.But it remains unclear how that would affect a bustling entertainment district that once had more than a million visitors a day.The mall, located at 1128 N. California St., was among the city's most prominent assets when it opened in 2004.Its iconic red a...
The Dayton Mall of America will open later in the year, and a new project to transform the mall into a mixed-use neighborhood is in the works, officials said Tuesday.
The project, part of the mall’s $1.4 billion transformation plan, is part of a $1 billion plan to make the mall more attractive to developers and residents in the area, according to a news release from the mall.
The city is working to make all of the land at the mall a mixed use neighborhood with shops, restaurants, apartments and residential, the release said.
The mall is expected to be finished by 2021.
The redevelopment plan, which is part the $2 billion Mall of the Americas expansion, was unveiled Tuesday at the Dayton Expo Center.
“The Dayton Mall is an iconic part of Dayton’s history and identity and is the perfect location for a community-owned, mixed-income development,” Mayor John Currie said in the news release.
“As Dayton’s first mixed-used community, we are committed to bringing a vibrant, diverse and connected downtown and surrounding areas into a vibrant new city, and this project is a key part of that plan.”
The mall will be located at the corner of State Road and Main Streets.
The city is investing in a new, 40-story tower, which will also include the new retail building, the announcement said.
“We are thrilled that the Dayton City Council is excited to partner with the developer to create a truly mixed-community residential and commercial development in Dayton,” said David Boudreau, the Dayton’s executive director of development and economic development.
“It will add more than 1,000 jobs and $2.5 million in retail to the area.”
The city will be in charge of design, engineering and construction, while the developer is expected in charge on the retail portion.
The project will cost about $5.6 million to complete, the city said.