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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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87 Comments

It doesn't help that Cameron Station is, in my opinion, just awful. In my opinion, that poorly managed neighborhood is way worse than most of the surrounding developments that get a bad rap.

User (544) | User | May 1, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Ben - the way to improve property values and move those low-income folks out is by redeveloping the mall and surrounding areas. "If you build it they will come." That's always the case when gentrifying any area. When you rebuild the mall and other areas, you will see higher income families start to move in. It just takes time.

Mike123 (543) | User | April 25, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Unfortunately, based on my past 12 years' experience after getting stuck in my condo near Landmark, in Alexandria it is all about the Old Town. The government and private developers don't care about other areas where home prices haven't recovered at all. Whether we accept it or not, this is mostly because there is no investment-recovery potential in this area because most people who live here are low-income immigrants, blacks, latinos, and Ethiopians.

Ben Benov (542) | User | April 22, 2016 - 8:03 AM

I live on Holmes Run Prkw and I've been monitoring this page for a few years now without writing a comment. If anyone from the City of from the Howard Hughes reads these comments, please do understand that there are thousands of people in the area that are eager to see this mall renovated ASAP. It will be popular and it will generate revenue. Please do proceed with the project!

Andrew (541) | User | April 13, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Keep Chick- Fil- A!!!!

Ashlyn Stover (540) | User | April 1, 2016 - 2:15 PM

When we bought our home in 2004, there was talk of the mall's imminent renovation. Now here we are, 12 years later and NOTHING. I hope this project can be pushed along as quickly as possible. Also, I really hope Sears and Macy's will be made to renovate as well, both stores (but particularly Sears) are a mess, out-of-date, and uncomfortable to shop in.

Brookville-Seminary Valley Resident (537) | User | March 18, 2016 - 2:05 PM

As a long time resident of Northern Virginia, I have been hopeful for the development of this mall. When is it going to happen? What's the hold up. The city is often a barrier to many developments in the area such as the Yates Pizza Place which has been coming for the last 2 years. Little to no progress is made, and why is that? Because the city can't get out of their own way. Let this redevelopment happen, the community needs it. We have little to no choices for nice restaraunts, unless we go to old town and then parking is a pain. We have little to no choices for sports bars. We need a nice large sports bar where people can watch their favorite team. We need something to happen. And not just talk about it.

NUNYAB (536) | User | March 15, 2016 - 10:39 AM

I'm interested in buying the mall and the land. The idea I have will not only give back to the community but it will trend all across the US.There are enough malls in the Alexandria area. Living quarters are going to happen anyway. I'd like to present a unique community endeavor that will have everyone saying YES. Please contact me, jidegamu@gmail.com. I know it's not for sale, but I'm asking for a price!

Jide Gamu (531) | User | March 12, 2016 - 2:15 AM

The plan looks fantastic. It's disappointing to see development booming everywhere but the West End. I live in Cameron Station where my property value just declined according to the most recent assessment. I am still surprised by this, but living walking distance from a massive outdated empty mall probably doesn't bode well for property value. It's even more disappointing to see the redevelopment of the Ballston Mall getting underway while we continue to sit and wait. I am 100% in support of this plan and will continue to wait anxiously for some kind of news about it.

Michael (529) | User | February 13, 2016 - 11:39 PM

I was just at the Landmark Mall yesterday to go to Chik-fil-A only to find a labelscar. Yup. No More. In the 10 years I have lived here nothing has been done with this mall yet it sits in an amazing location. I walked around inside and I just felt a sense of sadness traversing this massive empty building. And this isn't the only one in the city. Smaller examples include The Steak and Ale on Seminary, Mango Mikes (Aldi hopefully coming soon) and Fudruckers that just sit empty with their original signage still up. Empty buildings which will eventually become blighted. For all the money taxpayers pay you would think the city would be on top of property owners to demolish commercial buildings at the end of their service life (or re-purpose those that still have life). Nope. They just sit. As for Landmark I wish Hughes the best of luck but wonder if I will live long enough to see it for myself.

concerned-alexandria-citizen (528) | User | February 7, 2016 - 2:28 PM