Springfield Town Center
On July 13, 2009, the Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning that will permit the redevelopment of the Springfield Mall into a mixed-use Town Center. The redevelopment of the approximately 80 acre site includes the renovation of the 2.1 million square foot Springfield Mall, as well as the addition of residential, office, retail, and hotel uses throughout the site.
The vision for the Springfield Town Center is for a walkable community where people can live, work, shop, and enjoy entertainment and community activities. Interwoven among the retail, offices, hotels, and residences will be a pedestrian oriented network of sidewalks, multi-use pathways, an abundance of open spaces and recreational facilities, including a Central Plaza, dog park, and indoor and outdoor recreations opportunities which will result in a rich environment where the community can gather for concerts, farmer’s markets, events and public exhibits.
Elements of the multi-phased project include a 225+ room hotel, over 2,000 new residential units, several office buildings, additional retail shops along Village Drive, the “Main Street” of the new Town Center. The development of the new Town Center is anticipated to commence in 2010, with a projected 20 year build out.
- Springfield Mall Transformation Begins
The first phase of a $200 million overhaul of the aging regional mall has begun. The 20-foot-tall brown numbers that designated the mall's entrances, a trademark of the 1970s-era mall, will be replaced with one central grand entrance. Other improvements include a complete redesign of the interior, the addition of two plazas, and pedestrian improvements between the mall and the Joe Alexander Transportation Center. The newly-renovated mall, renamed as the Springfield Town Center, is expected to open in the fall of 2014. The town center will include an addition of roughly 700,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, a food court, and a state-of-the-art movie theater. Future planned phases of the town center site include a large hotel, residences, office space, parks, and infrastructure improvements.
Macy's, Target, and JCPenny will remain open during the renovation but all other stores have relocated.