Kingsdale redevelopment plan drops Target store
The Dispatch wroteNew plans offered for Kingsdale
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
BY DEAN NARCISO
The long-frozen redevelopment of Kingsdale Shopping Center in the heart of Upper Arlington might finally be thawing.
In a letter to the city 10 days ago, Regency proposed three options, all of which presume that a Giant Eagle would be rebuilt at nearly twice its current size along the east side of the Kingsdale property, and that the grocer’s vacant building would be used in one of three ways: it could be leased to one or two midsize retailers, it could become home to Urban Active, a health club that has wanted to move in, or it could be sold to the city to be redeveloped with medical or other offices.
For about 10 years, the city and Regency have wrestled with different proposals, including bringing in a large retailer such as Target. The city would prefer high-paying medical-office jobs to boost its tax base.