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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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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


I would like to understand the access to this new development, will
it only access as it currently does from Van Dorn & Duke? Are there plans to have access directly to/from 395?

Patti (613) | User | January 11, 2017 - 11:46 AM


As a reminder, please review the guidelines for civil discourse stated above. Comments that contain profanity, personal attacks or anything obscene or illegal will be removed.

City SealKatherine Carraway (346) | City Staff | January 10, 2017 - 2:41 PM


Bon3 this is great news and I am sure that we are all happy that will be getting underway. To call people on this board idiots is unfair. The tenor and tone of people commenting on this board is a reflection that this project has been NEARLY 17 YEARS IN THE MAKING! Years and years of let downs with the first real announcement to the public coming on January 8. So give everybody a break please. I for one will be only truly happy when I see for myself the wrecking ball in action.

concerned-alexandria-citizen (528) | User | January 9, 2017 - 7:17 PM


You're all idiots. Hughes just bought the macy's land and parking lot and is evicting all tenants in the mall at end of January. Sears issued a statement saying they are staying put. But this development is going to begin in the spring. You don't spend money buying the land and evicting tenants if the bulldozers aren't gearing up to knock it all down.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/virginia-politics/macys-closure-at-landmark-mall-could-boost-town-center-plan/2017/01/09/dde99c68-d683-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html?client=safari

Bon3 (610) | User | January 9, 2017 - 5:22 PM


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