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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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Why have there been no updates on this project since Feb 2017?! I bought in this neighborhood in 2005 based on city planning discussions regarding the redevelopment of Landmark Mall. I thought the developers and the city were serious about cleaning up this sketchy dump of a mall and providing residents a new, clean, safe place for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Instead, I own a condo that is $80k underwater in a neighborhood that can only boast a creepy mall parking lot carnival from which children are abducted. Why so much city attention on developing luxury condos elsewhere in Alexandria, but not on improving the area you have designated for "mixed income housing?"

Karla (648) | User | June 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM


We are half through 2017 and there are still no news. The city webpage hasn't been updated since February. Sears has "we are here to serve" signs all over the mall. The parking lot is full of new cars from the nearby dealerships. I can't wait for the day when bulldozers take this old mall down, but it will take some political will. City officials, please do move forward! We need a new mall, we need to see some some real improvements in the area!

AlexH (614) | User | June 12, 2017 - 11:24 AM


Sears just announced another 100 stores are closing, but unfortunately the Landmark store was not on that list. I do not know what is motivating them to keep that store open. Likely the City of Alexandria and/or Howard Hughes corporation will not push for development until the new South Pickett townhomes/condominiums and new apartment developments are complete. The landmark area is terrible. Duke street has so much appeal from Foxchase all the way to Old Town. Please break ground on the Landmark town center!

Your next Councilman (647) | User | June 9, 2017 - 1:27 PM


Landmark Mall is - short and simple - a dump and an eyesore. It is a "dead area, a dead mall." Now it is absolutely packed full of new cars, a parking lot for car dealerships in this area. I have been a reliable vote for Members of the City Council for many decades, but residents in the West End are being sorely neglected and not at all well served by our representatives on Council. Instead of eliminating traffic lanes on the some of the busiest streets in NoVA (and making them bicycle lanes) and decreasing speed limits to 25 mph, Council would be better served focusing on economic development, including the Landmark project. Many of my neighbors think Landmark will fall down under the sheer weight of neglect. The West End can become a vibrant and desirable place to live, but we need a Council committed to that ideal. I, for one, will not vote for one single incumbent in the next election.

Maria (504) | User | May 30, 2017 - 5:10 PM


Breaking news! Sears is going bankrupt so another bad store exititing soon. If HH is smart they will bring restaurants and stores that are unique to the area and popular in the West Coast.

George (419) | User | March 24, 2017 - 10:55 AM


I am excited to see this project finally moving. I have been anticipating it since moving here in 2004. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a beautiful and successful upgrade for the neighborhood.

super.j (624) | User | March 20, 2017 - 2:03 PM


What's the schedule for demolition? How about an update from the city!

Maverick (610) | User | March 8, 2017 - 11:59 PM


Hey Katherine -- why don't you make yourself useful and post an update about a possible demolition date? There must be some kind of news/update available since the mall is now closed and Macy's is officially closing at the end of March. When can we expect demo to begin? Thanks!

Jason2 (610) | User | February 13, 2017 - 2:05 PM


First of all, what do immigrants have to do with anything? It's not like Pentagon/Crystal city, DC, Ballston, Clarendon, etc. etc. are populated by native americans.. The idea of renovating this mall is fantastic. It will benefit everyone, who lives in the area. As far as the crime goes.. Knocking on the wood, I haven't seen any in the past 4 years. I'm happy that finally we are seeing some action with Macy's leaving. Hopefully Sears will cooperate as well.

AndrewH (614) | User | January 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM


I'm referring to the comments below that there's been no progress on the project, and that the area is worthless because of the immigrant population and crime. By that rationale, gentrification and improvement would be impossible. Yet every gentrified area -- whether in DC, VA, NYC, etc was a total dump at some point in time. That's the point. As they say, "if you build it, they will come." If you build the new mall and high-end apartment buildings in West End, you'll have wealthier residents moving in which will push out the crime and improve the quality of life for West End.

Jason2 (610) | User | January 17, 2017 - 11:26 AM


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