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Planning & Zoning
Page updated Dec 11, 2014 8:51 AM

Landmark Mall Redevelopment Comment Board

The Mayor for the City of Alexandria indicated that 6/2014 was the start date for the Re-Development ...more

Susan (471) User - 1/25/15 1:57 PM

Please give us SOMETHING. This is our neighborhood, our lives. Zero information is just unacceptable. ...more

Kristin (406) User - 1/20/15 7:28 AM

Where are the updates on this planned redevelopment?

Alexandria Resident100 (470) User - 1/11/15 3:56 PM

Get started and hurry up. We approve. GO. Anything would be better than the lousy stores and bad traffic ...more

M from Landmark Mews (469) User - 1/02/15 9:24 AM

They are giving retailers until the end of the holiday season before demolition begins. They are expected ...more

E1234 (463) User - 10/10/14 11:08 AM

No future meetings are currently scheduled and construction is supposed to begin this Fall? Well, Fall ...more

Josh (462) User - 9/27/14 9:07 AM

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Landmark Mall RedevelopmentExisting Landmark Mall Aerial

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The Howard Hughes Corporation, which owns the central section of the Landmark Mall site, has submitted plans to the City of Alexandria for redevelopment of the portion of Landmark Mall between the existing Sears and Macy’s stores.  Landmark Mall is located at 5801 Duke Street.

The proposal calls for demolition of the two-story central area of the mall and replacement of this portion with a mixed-use residential and retail complex with a traditional street grid, sidewalks, trees, and open space. This application calls for approximately 250,000 to 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, along with approximately 350 to 400 apartments.

Howard Hughes Corporation has been working in conjunction with adjoining property owners, Sears and Macy’s, to explore the feasibility of a redevelopment of Landmark Mall for a possible mixed-use project that would include retail, restaurants and a residential component. There have been conversations with City staff to ensure any proposed redevelopment will be consistent with the 2008 Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan. Howard Hughes Corporation has submitted a formal application to begin a regulatory review.

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the country. The company owns a number of significant and successful retail properties, including South Street Seaport (Manhattan, NY), various properties in Columbia Town Center (Columbia, MD), Riverwalk Marketplace (New Orleans, LA), Rio West Mall (Gallup, NM), Cottonwood Square (Holladay, UT), Park West (Peoria, AZ) and Ward Centers (Honolulu, HI).

Existing Landmark Mall 2 

 Review the proposed redevelopment plans 

For more information about this proposal, call Pat Escher at 703.746.3812 in the Department of Planning & Zoning.


Recent Activity

  • Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposal June 4, 2013 
  • City Council approved the proposed redevelopment June 15, 2013
  • View illustrative images here. 
  • Howard Hughes Corporation submitted the first Final Site Plan on August 19, 2013  
  • Final Site Plan Update June 2014:   

Landmark Mall was approved last summer for the redevelopment of the central portion of the mall.  Sears, Macy's and the outlying buildings will remain on site.  Howard Hughes has been working on coordination with the other property owners and are currently marketing their proposal to potential retailers.  They have submitted their final site plan for City review.

The drawings below, dated May 7, are some very early concepts of what they envision for the residential component.  These drawings are "a work in progress" and still need more refinement and integration of design with the retail base.  As they secure more of their retail tenants, they will get a better sense of the retail's final appearance.  They are currently doing interior layouts and volumetric studies, after which their architects will know how best to incorporate the two uses into the architectural design.  The process right now is fluid and will be so for a while, however, the City wanted to show the public that the project is moving forward, so hence we posted these conceptual drawings.  Please also see the other links on this page showing some more conceptual drawings.

Discussions regarding the construction schedule are ongoing.  Staff will provide additional updates as the redevelopment progresses.

    Residential Buildings 

    Building B - view from southeast 

    Landmark Mall Residential Building B 

    Building C1 - view from southwest 

    Landmark Mall Residential Building C1 

    Building C2 - view from southeast  

    Landmark Mall Residential Building C2 

    Building D - view from southwest  

    Landmark Mall Residential Building D 



      Upcoming Meetings

      There are no upcoming meetings at this time.


      Past Meetings

      July 29, 2013 - Staff update to Brookville Seminary Association

      June 15, 2013 9:30am - City Council Public Hearing

       June 4, 2013 6:30pm - Planning Commission Public Hearing - View the staff report here. 

      May 1, 2013 

      April 8, 2013  























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