The Grove is a 575,000-square-foot (53,417-square-meter), open-air retail and entertainment center adjacent to the historic Farmers Market in Los Angeles, California. The success of The Grove is attributable to the synergy among its entertainment-focused uses — a 14-theater cineplex, a range of sit-down restaurants that are unique to the area, a three-level Barnes and Noble bookstore, and a complement of major retailers — all placed within an architecturally friendly outdoor, protected, and communal environment. In retailing terms, The Grove has three heavyweight anchors — the 70-shop Farmers Market on one end, a flagship Nordstrom on the other, and the aforementioned 3,000-seat cinema, replete with revolving blade sign and marquee, at its center. Completed in 2002, the center, in just a year of operations, has posted visitor patronage levels exceeding those of Disneyland in nearby Orange County.
The redevelopment of an obsolete regional mall into an 887,000-square- foot power center with three major components: a two-level, former mall building with exterior entrances for all tenants, including seven anchor tenants, a separate strip center with three anchor tenants, and numerous outparcel buildings, including a cinema complex, and anchor store, and ten other pad buildings. The project involved the complete remerchandising of a failed center acquired from the Resolution Trust Corporation.
A 417,000-square-foot retail center located in the Cascades Town Center. The Center features five grids of neotraditional design that offer regional, community, and neighborhood retail shopping. Local officials’ flexibility permitted the developer to create a center that offers the ambience of a pedestrian-oriented small-town Main Street while satisfying the pragmatic requirements of modern retailing, such as convenient access and parking.
The Avenue at White Marsh is a 300,000-square-foot (27,870-square-meter) “main street” ù retail center in the heart of a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) planned community in a middle-market demographic area northeast of the city of Baltimore. At the time planning started for The Avenue, the White Marsh community had been in development by Nottingham Properties– “a local land developer with large private landholdings– “since 1972. It consisted of a market-leading Rouse Company regional shopping mall, residential neighborhoods of for-sale and rental attached and detached housing, a power center, hotels, office parks, and scattered pad sites, almost all on ground leases. The Avenue re-creates a five-block-long main street with angled-in parking, wide tree-lined sidewalks, and one-story retail and restaurants anchored by a 16-screen multiplex cinema. The main street is intersected by four cross-streets, which help distribute parking for almost 2,500 cars among the surface lots that are out of sight from The Avenue’s main street.
A 350,000-square-foot, three-level shopping center located on an urban infill site next to the Dadeland North Metrorail Station in Miami, Florida. Developed as a joint venture of the Berkowitz Development Group, the Metro-Dade Transit Authority, and the Green Companies, Dadeland Station occupies 7.25 acres and is built on the site of a former surface parking lot that had served the metrorail station. The center contains five big-box retailers, which occupy 97 percent of the space. The remaining space, 9,500 square feet, is occupied by small shops and restaurants located adjacent to the pedestrian link between the station and the shopping center. Two levels of parking are provided for each retail level, satisfying the large tenants’ need for ample parking
Desert Ridge Marketplace is an open-air, shaded shopping and entertainment destination located in north Phoenix, Arizona. The $180 million project is the first retail development in the state to combine the elements of a power center, a mall, and a neighborhood grocery center to create a “power village”. Retailers both big and small face an entertainment core located at the center of the 1.2 million-square-foot (111,480-square-meter) project. Desert Ridge was 97 percent leased within six months of opening in November 2001 and has 19 major retailers and 35 restaurants. It has become an urban hot spot in a suburban setting that attracts visitors day and night.
A 623,000-square-foot power retail center featuring value-oriented retailers, including 11 anchor tenants and 64,000 square feet of smaller shops. Located just north of Woodfield Mall, Woodfield Village Green features brick exteriors, canopies, and traditional architecture to create an attractive, village-like shopping experience.
A 1.1 million-square-foot power center with 16 anchor tenants and 69 smaller shops. Located on land leased from the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale Pavilions has pioneered the emerging regional power center concept and demonstrated the design and retailing possibilities of large-format discount centers.