The latest rendering for the reimagined Metrocenter Mall area shows dense multi-family housing and public amenities (photo courtesy of Concord Wilshire).
By Kathryn M. Miller | North Central News
The acquisition of the former Metrocenter Mall, including the Dillard’s and U-Haul buildings, was finalized Jan. 23 of this year. In mid-February, chain-link fencing sprung up around a staging site on the northeast side of the property and construction equipment began to roll in. The demolition of an iconic piece of North Phoenix history is imminent. It is the end of an era that will segue into the rebirth of this expansive property.The development group, Concord Wilshire Capital and TLG Investment Partners in partnership with Carl DeSantis’ CDS International Holdings Inc., formed a strategic alliance with international real estate firm Hines to redevelop the property into what they described in a press release as a “community-driven walkable village that will be home to a variety of residential apartment options including ownership and rental, curated boutiques, popular retail stores, restaurants, bars, a town-center park, and other commercial and entertainment venues.”