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Landmark Mall Redevelopment Comment Board

Members of the community are encouraged to provide input on the proposed redevelopment of Landmark Mall. All comments are important and all comments will be read by staff. In preparation for the public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council, staff will compile all of the comments from this board and provide a written response to each in a single document. Staff will not be responding to each comment as it is posted. The compiled document will be included as an attachment to the staff report to the Planning Commission and City Council.

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51 Comments

I live in Cameron Station and agree with the other commenters that you are dragging this out too long. I understand the need for careful planning, but this is overkill and is ridiculous. Approve the plan and move on. I 'd like to see the West End redevelopment completed in my lifetime.

Tracey (493) | User | May 24, 2015 - 5:29 AM

I've heard the same thing. Howard Hughes cancelled the project and is moving on. They are going to keep "deferring" their site plan amendments to future dockets to keep up appearances, but it's officially over. Once again, West End gets screwed.

Mike224 (492) | User | May 12, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Why can't they start the demolition while the floor area is being finalized? The meetings for this project started back in 2007 when I first bought property here. Springfield Town Center took a lot of quality retailers while the West End Alexandria has been neglected. Property values near this eyesore have not bounced back in 8 years.

Landmark Legend (210) | User | April 30, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Site Plan Amendment docketed for June 2015 hearings: The Site Plan Amendment submitted by the Howard Hughes Corporation to increase the residential and commercial floor area of the development is now scheduled for the upcoming June 2nd Planning Commission hearing, and the June 13th City Council hearing.

City Staff (473) | User | April 29, 2015 - 2:04 PM

I wonder if this were closer to Old Town would this have happened? I love living in the City but it seems that it is becoming 2 cities in one. Landmark is an eyesore and we shouldn't have to drive to Pentagon City or Tysons to visit a mall when we have a location right here that would be ideal.

Lakisia (490) | User | April 29, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Howard Hughes cancelled its amendment to the building plan. The project is officially cancelled. Oh well, it was a great idea while it lasted. We are stuck with the Landmark Mall for another 25 years.

Abe (489) | User | April 28, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Somebody on that council is getting paid off to drag this redevelopment on forever... I'm betting that the local car dealers want to keep the parking lot there forever as a storage site for their excess vehicles.

Christopher Colbow (488) | User | April 23, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Shame on the bureaucracy of feet dragging on the redevelopment of Landkark Mall. They built the Pyramids thousands of years ago in less time than it took to rebuild a mall. Shamefull! I hope I live long enough to see it.

Brad Blakeman (487) | User | April 22, 2015 - 8:09 AM

I am in favor of mixed use with an emphasis on business. Having said that we need to get going. The city, business owners and employees are losing money because people would rather shop at a first world mall. Landmark is a disgrace. It might be the most lifeless mall in the Washington Metropolitan area.

James (482) | User | April 6, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Wow, how many times are they going to keep pushing this one back? When built it better be the grandest thing ever built in the DC Metro area, the First Lady and President should want to frequent it. Maybe even Prince William and his family shall want to come here...I think molasses moves faster than the Alexandria Board, such high taxes relative and nothing to show on the west end yet.

Napoleon Bonaparte (481) | User | April 3, 2015 - 5:20 PM