White Plains Business Improvement District

White Plains Mall redevelopment efforts take step forward with zoning approval

Westfair Communications, Ryan Deffenbaugh, July 5, 2018

 

Plans to tear down White Plains Mall and replace it with mixed-use apartment towers and an open central “Hamilton Green” took a step forward July 2.

The White Plains Common Council approved a necessary zoning amendment to allow for the project and opened review on the development’s next required municipal approval, its site plan.

The plans from developer Street-Works Development would tear down the mall and replace the block with open public space and four separate buildings hosting a mix of apartments, co-working space and street-level stores and restaurants. The retail portion would be headlined by a craft food hall featuring smaller, artisan purveyors.

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Replacing the mall will be 860 apartments; 85,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; 27,000 square feet of co-working and flexible office space; and a 40,000-square-foot, elevated open space accessible to the public from all four sides of the property.

Street-Works Co-founder Richard Heapes said the Hamilton Green central open space makes the proposal “extraordinary.”

“Here is a very urban project where half of it is not only open space, but open space available to the public at any time of day with activities that the public wants to do,” Heapes said.

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Read the full article from Westfair Communications.