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Second Public Meeting on Landmark Mall Redevelopment Set for May 1

The Howard Hughes Corporation, which owns the central section of the Landmark Mall site, has submitted an application to the City for redevelopment of the portion of Landmark Mall between the existing Sears and Macy’s stores. This project will hopefully be the first phase of a larger eventual build-out of the site as was envisioned in the Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan.

The City and the Howard Hughes Corporation presented the concept for the redevelopment at a well-attended community meeting on Monday, April 8. The second meeting on this project is planned for May 1 and is a follow up to this first meeting. The community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Landmark Mall, on the second floor in the former New York & Company store, which is near the community room. 

At the May 1 meeting, community members can ask additional questions and offer opinions on a variety of topics relating to transit, school impacts, and how this first phase proposal relates to the eventual build out of the site, particularly in terms of how it complies with the Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan.

As noted at the April 8 meeting, the proposal calls for demolition of the two-story central area of the mall and replacement of this portion with a mixed-use residential and retail complex with a traditional street grid, sidewalks, trees, and open space. This application calls for approximately 250,000 to 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, along with approximately 350 to 400 apartments. Howard Hughes Corporation has been working in conjunction with adjoining property owners, Sears and Macy’s, to explore the feasibility of this redevelopment of Landmark Mall as a mixed-use project.

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the country. The company owns a number of significant and successful retail properties, including South Street Seaport (Manhattan, NY), various properties in Columbia Town Center (Columbia, MD), Riverwalk Marketplace (New Orleans, LA), Rio West Mall (Gallup, NM), Cottonwood Square (Holladay, UT), Park West (Peoria, AZ) and Ward Centers (Honolulu, HI).

For more information about this proposal, please come to the community meeting on May 1, visit the City’s Landmark Mall Redevelopment page or call Colleen Willger in the City Department of Planning and Zoning at 703.746.3817.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail colleen.willger@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3817, Virginia Relay 711.