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Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Plaza Properties has acquired the former Westland Mall Sears store and parking lot for $3.15 million, bringing the entire 80-plus acre site under the control of one owner and removing a major barrier to the property’s redevelopment. Franklin County officials and neighborhood advocates have grown frustrated over the course of the last several years with […]

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Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

Walker Evans Walker Evans Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

The long-neglected Westland Mall will officially be empty this fall as the final tenant shutters its doors. Sears announced its latest round of 72 store closures yesterday, which includes its Westland Mall and Eastland Mall locations. The Westland Mall property has been discussed many times as a possible site for a catalytic development project that could […]

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In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Brent Warren Brent Warren In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Here’s a list of potentially big stories that we didn’t hear much about in 2016. They didn’t fit into any of the categories for our annual Year in Review — completed, under construction, or proposed — so we thought we’d compile another list, this one focused on projects that first came to our attention in […]

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Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Frustration is growing on the West Side as the another year passes with no movement on the Westland Mall site. Although it looked like demolition of the mall was imminent last December — when Franklin Township officials cited the property’s owner for a series of code violations — those issues were resolved a short time later and the mall […]

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Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

The formerly iconic Westland Mall may soon be no more. Officials from Franklin Township are currently discussing options with mall owners Plaza Properties, and all signs are pointing toward the eventual demolition of the building. Local retail strategist Chris Boring, owner of Boulevard Strategies, says that while expensive, demolition is likely the best course of action. He’s […]

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Westland owners hope to make a mini-Easton

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The Dispatch wrote Westland owners hope to make a mini-Easton Saturday, May 10, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK Owners of the largely vacant Westland Mall want to demolish it and replace it with an open-air shopping center of big-box stores, restaurants and smaller stores. The mall turns 40 next year. It once was the primary shopping […]

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Far West Side revival plotted to reverse decline

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The Dispatch wrote West Side revival plotted Local governments uniting to reverse regional decline Monday, November 12, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK A plan to revive the faltering Westland Mall and soon-to-close Delphi Corp. plant could ultimately include a tax- sharing agreement between Franklin County, Columbus and Franklin Township. It’s a plan of regional importance to […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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