Springfield Town Center UPDATE

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) is paying Vornado $465 million for the former Springfield Mall, and the image here shows why: This drawing was created by Vornado for the site’s 2009 rezoning. PREIT is including it in investor documents to show shareholders and potential tenants what’s to come. PREIT notes it will “have access to 3.3 million square feet of development rights to […]

Kingstowne Wegmans Delayed To 2015

According to a report from Washington Business Journal, the planned Alexandria-area Wegmans will not open in 2014, store officials say. They will open as the anchor to the new Hilltop Village Center in 2015, perhaps as soon as the first quarter. They had originally hoped to open by November 2014, but apparently the permitting process took longer than they […]

More Springfield Town Center Shops/Restaurants On Tap

The Washington Business Journal reported today that they have pieced together from permit applications a number of tenants who will be populating the renovated Springfield Town Center when it finally reopens sometime later this year (or early 2015, my personal guess). They include Maggiano’s Little Italy, H&M, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Vans, LA Fitness (also coming to the […]

Springfield Town Center – on Video!

Vornado has posted a new video showing their intended Town Center features. You can find it here. You may be confused by the map which opens the presentation. This is because the map is oriented to the SOUTH instead of the NORTH – so it appears that Springfield is northeast of DC, and to the […]

Competition For FBI Heats Up

Capitol Business has a great article on developer competition for the FBI HQ in Springfield. From the article: Some of the most established, savvy and deep-pocketed developers in the Washington area have land holdings in the center of Springfield, and they all have experience with major projects in downtown D.C., where the J. Edgar Hoover […]

Springfield Town Center – Site Plan

Vornado has published – sort of, it’s hidden on the Springfield Town Center contacts tab – a preliminary site plan for the mall part of the Town Center. I have reproduced it below. They only show the existing JCPenney, Macy’s and Target, plus the location of the new movie theater, but there are several outward […]

New Saratoga Park & Ride

From WTOP: A new park and ride lot is set to open soon in Fairfax County, with bus service to Franconia-Springfield Metro station and the Pentagon. The Saratoga Park and Ride is in Springfield, by the Fairfax County Parkway – Barta Road/Rolling Road interchange, just west of Interstate 95. “It’s beautiful, it’s nicely landscaped, conveniently […]