Town and Country Shopping Center has been better — much more promising times.
Considered a sparkling gem in the crown of Arlington during its heydey, the 68-year-old retail plaza has not matured well.
Obsolete and in dilapidation, its dividers are climate beaten, the rooftop releases, some front columns are harmed, potholes rule the parking area and a larger number of stores are empty than have clients.
In any case, change is coming, and with it the guarantee that the redesigned mall will assist with rejuvenating the area.
Albeit the sign presently can’t seem to be refreshed, Town and Country has another name — College Park. It additionally has another proprietor — JWB Real Estate Capital. The Jacksonville-based business land designer is in the beginning phases of redeveloping the 18-section of land site.
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“We’re in the allowing stage, attempting to ensure we get licenses for everything and this moment, we’re dealing with the rooftop since it turns quite awful upward there,” Katie Derringer, chief executive for JWB Real Estate Capital, told the Times-Union.
Derringer said the subsequent stage will fix the parking garage and revamping the exterior of the retail outlet.
The plans require a grocery store to moor the retail plaza. Likewise proposed are cafés, a foot court, retail shops, workplaces and two apartment complexes.
Derringer said every apartment complex will have 42 units for a joined absolute of 84.The lofts will be on an out bundle at one corner of the property, she said.
A delivering shows the style of an apartment complex that JWB Real Estate Capital proposes to work in College Park, the new name of the milestone Town and Country Shopping Center at 903 University Blvd. N.
Getting a grocery store, she said, is a fundamental objective.
“This region unquestionably needs a basic food item. You need to cross the stream or go farther down University or go farther east or go exceptionally far south to discover one at this point. Thus, we are certainly attempting to get one here,” Derringer said.
She said they’re conversing with a few potential new inhabitants however no leases have been agreed upon. Derringer declined to recognize those organizations.
Early last year, eight nearby specialists painted a brilliantly hued far reaching painting covering 6,500 square feet of the retail plaza’s outside divider. Each board mirrors the individual craftsman’s vision and style.
JWB appointed the painting — named “The Wall at College Park” — accepting the area merits renewal as it attempts to revamp the middle.