Friday, January 21, 2005

Responding to Northtowne

Driving up to Northtowne this morning, on news of its closure next month. Would like to see if the city could offer some business relocation or other retention services to tenants and business owners.

Here are some links for other questions:
Potential redevelopment strategy - a case study from Columbus, Ohio
Northland's Executive Director, David Hull, is a friend of mine.
And an opinion about why market forces take their toll on malls like Northtown:


Blogger Dan said...

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10:12 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

This is a good idea in principal. However, since the late 1980's the location has not drawn interest from major investors. Natural market forces seem to have doomed this location and I wonder if non-market forces can change this?

I am interested to see what retention services and incentives might do for this "dead mall."

10:43 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Follow-up report -- 2/8/05 --- According to City ED Chief Bill Carroll, 3 of the dozen or tenants from Northtowne have signed up for space offered by the City at the Erie St. Market.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on what's going to happen to Southwyck? I was there recently and it looks like a ghost town. If there is any hope of saving it from the same fate as Northtowne, something has to be done now.

12:03 PM  

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