Ballston Mall Redevelopment Under Consideration
Redevelopment may include apartments, office space and retail, according to owner Forest City Washington.
Ballston Common Mall may evolve into a mixed-use development that includes apartments, office space and retail.
The new “Ballston Center” by Forest City Washington, would include “more street-facing store entrances, two-level storefronts and outdoor terraces,” Washington Business Journal reported.
Forest City Washington, which also owns the Lenox Club apartments in Arlington, Twelve12 and The Yards in D.C., showcased the redevelopment plans this week at the International Council of Shopping Centers' 2013 Mid-Atlantic Conference at National Harbor in Maryland.
Ballston Common Mall was built in 1986 and renovated in 2002. It is 1.3 million square feet including the movie theater, Macy's and the Sport & Health Club.
The redevelopment could be part of a mall renaissance in the region. The Shops at Georgetown Park are undergoing renovations now. That space may include a new bowling alley.
Springfield Mall in Virginia closed in mid 2012 and will reopen at the end of 2014 with more than 700,000 square feet of mixed businesses such as retail, restaurants, a fitness center and a movie theater.
A redevelopment of Landmark Mall and the surrounding area in Alexandria is still under consideration.
If Ballston Common Mall were to be redeveloped, what would you want to see there?