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Landmark Mall Redevelopment Comment Board

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For updates on this redevelopment proposal, please visit the Landmark Mall Redevelopment webpage at www.alexandriava.gov/71190. Comments or inquiries can be directed to Call.Click.Connect. at https://request.alexandriava.gov/CCC/?h=tab=Departments&group=PlanningZoning&service=PZ_DEVPROJ

City SealKatherine Carraway (346) | City Staff | October 4, 2017 - 2:18 PM


Let's brainstorm.. What else can we do to improve the Landmark area? How about an open space dumpster? Or a garbage burning plant? Radioactive waste storage? A prison? Come on, the City! Be creative!

AlexH (614) | User | October 2, 2017 - 9:29 AM


Eminent Domain would light a fuse towards Howard Hughes Corporation. Someone has to be a better developer.

bo (662) | User | September 28, 2017 - 6:22 PM


I Agree, lets walk away from our mortgages and move somewhere else. LANDMARK IS DONE. Great job Alexandria. DC is making millions on redevelopment, and we are watching. The homeless should increase land value and a desire to move to LANDMARK. I cant wait to walk my kids down there.

bo (662) | User | September 28, 2017 - 5:01 PM


Even if the plans are temporary, utilizing the mall space for a shelter would be a huge step backwards for our area of Alexandria. West End has seen many improvements over the past several years, and we need to continue that momentum with the revitalization of the mall. I understand that the re-development plan will take time, but the Council's focus should be on fast-tracking these plans to generate local jobs and economic improvement, rather than becoming landlords to the city's homeless population.

LM2017 (661) | User | September 27, 2017 - 8:31 PM


Thank you Alexandria for making the decision to move out so much easier. We bought here hoping to see West End redeveloped. Now that there is ZERO chance of that happening in this lifetime, onward we go to Loudoun county. Thanks for making the decision an easy one for us!!

H1 (610) | User | September 27, 2017 - 5:15 PM


Amazing news! A shelter! What a great place for children to play and for thousands of adults to dine and being entertained after a long day at work. Brilliant! I feel like I just lost 20k of my property value and instead got a great reason to move the f. out. I've been patient and optimistic all these years, but the last news sound like a bad joke.

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Carpenter’s Shelter are negotiating a lease agreement to let the shelter operate for about two years in a section of the former department store. Both the shelter's existing home and Landmark Mall are the subject of planned redevelopments. An agreement would push the start of the Landmark project to at least 2020, but city officials say the mall's demolition "is several years away."

AlexH (614) | User | September 27, 2017 - 4:58 PM


This project has been delayed too long and by allocating that space for something else-even temporarily-will continue to push this back more and more. I live close by and have been continually told one deadline after the other and nothing has happen except FINALLY closing the mall. Sears and Macys were never going to leave from beginning so to say that stalled it is crazy. A similar situation happen in MD and they built around the Sears with a wegman and outdoor shopping and all business has improved. So why could this not move forward? That building will not have enough facilities and such to house a homeless shelter.

Jennifer Warren (659) | User | September 25, 2017 - 11:45 AM


As an interim solution for the Carpenter's Shelter, the Mall would appear to be the most logical choice. While NIMBY immediately comes to mind we must also remember, that just because someone may be homeless, it does not mean they are a threat. I cannot recall reading about any major issues within the current neighborhood of the Carpenter's Shelter. I believe the administrators of the shelter keep a tight rein on the residents and their behavior; for this reason I applaud the work done by and opportunities provided by the Shelter. Again, this is not a permanent housing of the shelter, only a temporary one while the current shelter is being rehabbed. I would like a guarantee from all parties that once the shelter is completed that all residents will be returned to the Henry Street location. Once something like this has been instituted, sometimes it is never reversed. Thank you.

JSteven (657) | User | September 24, 2017 - 11:25 AM


When we bought our home in Brookville-Seminary 13 years ago, there was talk of Landmark redevelopment- and that was when the mall was still fairly decent with major retailers as tenants (Old Navy, etc). Over the last 13 years, it’s been painful to watch its decline, and now it sits as a decomposing eyesore. Frustrating and demoralizing for West End residents, this part of the city is definitely regarded as unimportant. If the property were down near Del Ray or Old Town it would have been redeveloped in a flash.

DKG (658) | User | September 24, 2017 - 11:11 AM


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