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Westland Mall Redevelopment

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    McLarge
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    Have been hearing more and more rumors of an Easton like shopping center popping up on the run down site of the old Westland mall. God knows that part of town could use it. Any truth to this? Has anyone else heard anything?

    #511460

    dru
    Participant

    Weston” has been mentioned in some other threads.

    #511461

    Twixlen
    Participant

    A) there is no truth

    B) the rumors have been happening for 5+ years

    C) No.

    #511462

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    D) No no no no no. No.

    #511463

    tolemac5050
    Participant

    E) Let’s hope it is a yes someday…

    #511464

    brothermarcus
    Participant

    Yeah, no. There’s no counterpart to New Albany on the West side filled with discretionary spenders to motivate high-end retail tenants… the casino will bring things to the West side, but you may want to lower your sights a little bit to see the target.

    #511465

    tolemac5050
    Participant

    brothermarcus said:
    Yeah, no. There’s no counterpart to New Albany on the West side filled with discretionary spenders to motivate high-end retail tenants… the casino will bring things to the West side, but you may want to lower your sights a little bit to see the target.

    I do not drive by here often, (Westland), just hope one day, it appears better than it does today.

    #511466

    cbustransit
    Participant

    I’ve seen the plans for it. Its…interesting

    #511467

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    My vote is for a Fashion Bug supercenter.

    #511468
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
    Participant

    Umm yeah… how about no! would be an epic fail

    #511469

    Twixlen
    Participant

    cbustransit said:
    I’ve seen the plans for it. Its…interesting

    Yeah, but it never had development support. Was never backed by Wexner, that’s for damn sure. It was a boondoggle.

    If it can’t be a decent outlet mall (I still totally think this would work)… It just needs to be some retail & look like someone gives a shit about it.

    #511470

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Or take advantage of the casino and build up Westland to offer more family friendly entertainment.

    #511471
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    There is a “Weston Vision” economic development plan, but it doesn’t specifically outline an Easton-like lifestyle shopping center. I think there’s just some confusion because “Weston” sounds like “Easton”.

    Nearly every neighborhood has one of these, but few are actualized in the way that they are originally envisioned. They’re put in place to help guide private development. But without a private developer, they can largely be considered “shelved”…

    http://development.columbus.gov/planning/plansoverlays.aspx?id=17112

    Anyway, more info on the “Weston Vision” plan, here:

    New Vision Announced for West Side Redevelopment

    And here:

    http://www.thewestonvision.com/

    PDF, here:

    http://www.thewestonvision.com/images/stories/pdf/westlandinterimframeworkweb.pdf

    #511472

    cbustransit
    Participant

    there is a weston vision and then there is the weston development plan…which hasn’t been made generally available. the weston mixed use development is exactly like easton…only not upscale and even less attached to the nearby neighborhood. I hope you’re right twixlen, because it really didn’t look like anyone gave a crap about weston

    #511473

    dubdave00
    Participant

    Westland seems like a good location for mixed-use retail but too many developers are scared off if the area can’t support “upscale” shopping experiences.

    If I were to predict the next new mall, it wouldn’t shock me if one popped up at the new I-71 / 665 interchange in Grove City. There’s a ton of growth, new housing, and available land over there. That whole area feels like Tuttle did 15 years ago or Polaris 10 years ago.

    Personally, I’d rather see Westland reborn but they’ll probably go “where the money is”.

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