Western acquired Kenwood Towne Centre in 1985 and immediately moved forward with the redevelopment of Phase I and the addition of Phase II of this open-air shopping center.
Western took an existing 450, 000 square feet suburban open-air shopping center and turned it into a 1.1 million square feet enclosed super-regional mall, which dominates its trade area. The Center’s appealing mix boasts such retailer as Aldo, Williams-Sonoma, Aveda, Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Bebe, Build-A-Bear, Chico’s, L’Occitane, MAC Cosmetics, Pottery Barn, Sharper Image, J. Crew and Coach.
Today, Kenwood Towne Centre has 150 stores, anchored by Parisians, Lazarus and McAlpins. Kenwood Towne Centre is McAlpin’s top grossing store in the country. In addition, Kenwood Towne Centre is among the top 1% grossing shopping centers in the U.S.
Gurnee Mills, which opened in 1991, draws on a trade area of over 10 million customers and has nearly 23 million visitors per year from 10 million cars per year. The exterior design of Gurnee Mills is inspired by the agricultural structures of the American heartland, while the interior is based on a “Main Street” theme. Grange Hall, the mall’s center court, was designed in the spirit of an old American variety store.
State-of-the-industry entertainment and video systems throughout the mall enhance the shopping experience, which create excitement and motivational opportunities. The entertainment court resembles a movie sound stage with a video-wall backdrop of 25 multi-image projection cubes. The Dine-O-Rama food court features three hot-rod vendors and high school themed tables inlaid with yearbook and sports photos from local schools.
Anchors/Majors: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Bed Bath & Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Circuit City, JCPenney Outlet Store, Marcus 20-Screen Cinema, Marshalls, OFF 5TH-Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Rainforest Café, Rink Side Sports Family Entertainment Center, The Sports Authority, T.J. Maxx, Value City and VF Factory Outlet.
Franklin Mills, which opened in 1991, draws on a trade area of over 3.6 million customers and has more visitors annually than Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Franklin Mills is anchored by five major stores and houses over 200 value-oriented retailers. Strategically positioned in northeast Philadelphia, just west of Interstate 95, this vibrant super-regional specialty mall is the premier destination for value shopping in the heavily populated Delaware Valley region, with nearly 19 million visitors per year and 8.2 million cars per year.
Anchors/Majors: Bed Bath & Beyond, Boscov’s, Burlington Coat Factory, ESPN X Games Skatepark, Group USA, JC Penney Outlet Store, Jillian’s, Last Call! Neiman Marcus, Marshalls Megastore, Modell’s Sporting Goods, OFF 5TH Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Off Broadway, and Sam Ash Music
Potomac Mills was the prototype development of the Mills concept, which was created to combine the elements of a regional mall with value retail in a nontraditional, regionally appropriate environment. The enclosed mall features a “Main Street” format with individually designed storefronts, landscaped courtyard areas, and a food court. Located directly off Interstate 95 in northern Virginia on a 110-acre site, Potomac Mills is thirty minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
Phase I opened in September, 1985, and consists of approximately 650,000 square feet and parking for over 5,500 cars.
Phase II, completed in 1986, consists of an additional 550,000 square feet of retail area and a ten-plex movie theater. Phase III, completed in 1993, added another 400,000 square feet of value-retail space. Potomac Mills attracts over 23 million visitors annually, and is the largest tourist attraction in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 10 million vehicles per year.
Anchors/Majors: AMC 15 Theatre, Books-A-Million, Burlington Coat Factory, Daffy’s, G Street Fabrics, Group USA, JCPenney Outlet, Linens ‘N Things, Marshalls, Mikasa, Nordstrom Rack, Off 5TH-Saks Fifth Avenue, Spiegel Outlet, TJ Maxx, Vans Skatepark.
Sawgrass Mills, which opened in 1990, draws on a primary trade area of over 1 million customers. At 2 million square feet, it is the largest retail center in the southeastern United States, and with 23 million visitors annually, Sawgrass Mills is second only to Disney World among Florida’s numerous tourist attractions. Sawgrass Mills annually has nearly 10 million cars visit.
Eye-catching graphics, elaborate architectural storefronts, and ornately decorated court areas create shopping excitement for the ten anchor stores and over 900,000 square feet of specialty value retailers. Sawgrass Mills is the centerpiece of a mixed-use project featuring 2,300 residential units, recreational parks, and a school, as well as office and hotel facilities.
Anchors/Majors: OFF 5TH Avenue Outlet, Last Call!, The Clearance Center from Neiman Marcus, Disney’s Character Premiere, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger Company, Store, Mikasa Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein Outlet Store, Gap Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store.
Market Square occupies the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, directly opposite the Archives Building. The development is comprised of two mixed-use buildings flanking the Eighth Street pedestrian plaza and partially surrounding the Navy Memorial and fountains. Immediately north of the site is the busy F Street retail district, and to the east is the Seventh Street Arts Corridor.
The project consists of over 500,000 square feet of office space, 70,000 square feet of retail space, and 225 residential units. Close coordination with WMATA of structural design and construction techniques was required due to the immediate proximity of the Archives Metro station.
Market Square resolves the complex structural and mechanical requirements of housing, office, retail, and parking stacked above each other to achieve the PADC goal of housing on Pennsylvania Avenue. The twin monumental structures float on mat foundations above Tiber Creek, and were constructed with no differential movement immediately adjacent to the Metro Archives Station.
Georgetown Park is an award-winning two-phased retail, residential, and office project located on a 2.36-acre tract of land at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, N.W., in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. The project consists of two buildings that straddle the C&O Canal National Park and are connected by landscaped pedestrian walkways and trestle bridges, creating an integrated shopping and residential complex.
Phase I consists of a renovated nineteenth-century tobacco warehouse containing 34,000 square feet of office/retail space and 35 luxury condominiums, and new construction containing 596,000 square feet of retail, 98 residential condominiums, office space, and parking. Phase II consists of an additional square feet of retail and parking space. It is the City’s largest enclosed shopping complex.
Washington Harbour replaced a concrete plant on the Potomac waterfront with residential, office, retail, and dining, and in the process created one of the best urban experiences in the region. What appears to be a serene waterside plaza is only the external appearance of a complex set of hold-down piles, cofferdams, storm barriers, and floodgates required to create the riverside experience.
The award-winning mixed-use project comprises a total of 537,259 sf of trophy office/retail and 36 condominiums. Four leading law firms occupy the 456,000 sf of offices and five leading restaurants anchor the 80,000 sf of retail. The condominiums are among the City’s most expensive with recent sales exceeding $5 million. Historically, occupancy has always exceeded 99%.
Washington Harbour is the only commercial development in the City on the Potomac River and as such is a critical piece of urban life in Washington D.C.
Gallery Place located at the heart of downtown Washington, DC, anchors downtown’s 7.5 million square feet retail, entertainment and cultural destinations. Opened in 2004, it consists of over 220,000 sf of premier office space, 250,000 sf of retail, 192 elegant condominiums (all sold at prices ranging from $190,000 to $850,000) and has 690 parking spaces. Gallery Place is the most important retail location in downtown DC. Tenants include Bed Bath & Beyond, City Sports, Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor Loft, Regal Theaters (14 screens), Clyde’s Restaurant Group, Lucky Strike and Zengo.
Halfway between the White House and the Capitol, and atop one of the largest Metro stations in the region, Gallery Place enjoys the ultimate location. It is immediately adjacent to the Verizon Center, which hosts more than 225 thrilling events per year, including the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals games. It was designed and developed to compliment and anchor this revitalized part of downtown.
Within just a few blocks residents and businesses of Gallery Place can enjoy more than 350 restaurants and 28 hotels; a new modern Convention Center expected to host more than 3 million visitors per year; and over 420 fascinating museums, historic landmarks and art galleries.