If you missed us at this year's New York National Deal Making Conference, take a look at the video below as Metropica's Eric Collazo discusses the groundbreaking project in South Florida and its retail, dining, and entertainment mix.
The city of Lakeland, Tennessee has approved the site plan and design for a new outparcel building and renovations at Country Bridge Shopping Center.
Located at the entrance to the prestigious Lakeland community, at the intersection of Highway 64 and Fletcher Trace Parkway, the 64,221 square foot retail shopping center is set to begin exterior upgrades to provide a fresh look to the existing design. Renovation plans include extensive facade redesign, the addition of LED lighting and signage, and new landscaped islands to enhance the entrance.
Also included in the approved renovation is the addition of a new 4,000 square foot pad building. The free-standing building will accommodate two new retail tenants, including a Starbucks Coffee that has already committed to the project.
Country Bridge Shopping Center is anchored by high-end organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market, which replaced former tenant Kroger in the spring of 2015. The marquee tenant occupies 28,000 square feet and was the first location for the brand in the Memphis market. Country Bridge is currently home to more than 10 national and local tenants, and is set to bring on the highly-anticipated natural and holistic pet food store, Hollywood Feed.
Charles Garfunkel of Savannah-based developer A.J. & C. Garfunkel said, "We are all very excited about what the future holds for Country Bridge. The arrival of new tenants in addition to the facade upgrades will allow the center to better serve the community of Lakeland."
The target completion date for the renovation is late summer 2016. ci design is serving as architect for this project.
We are excited to announce the approval of design upgrades to the Golden Gate Shopping Center in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The first phase will include the façade design and landlord fit-out of new anchor tenant Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, the first location in the Cleveland suburbs.
As part of the renovation of the 370,000 sf shopping center, Golden Gate Shopping Center, ci design is providing design services for the new 27,560 sf Fresh Thyme location. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings, and is set to open 60 stores by 2019.
“The city approvals of the architectural design review were an important step in the process to revitalize Golden Gate Shopping Center,” says Senior Project Architect Julie Kirsch. “Fresh Thyme will pull together the arrival of new tenants and additional renovations to the center.”
In an interview with GlobeSt.com, owner Daren Hornig of Hornig Capital explains his committment to revitalizing and "breathing fresh life and dynamic tenancy into [Golden Gate Shopping Center]." Hornig Capital partnered with Hutenksy Capital to purchase the center in 2014.
The new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market will replace former tenant OfficeMax and is expected to open to the public in winter 2015.
On Tuesday, October 27th, ci design President John Larsen visited Sunrise, Florida to celebrate the ground breaking of the first phase of the 4 million square foot development, Metropica. ci design is serving as master planner of the project, and as architect for the retail, entertainment and mixed-use district.
Speaking to the audience, Joseph Kavana, chairman and CEO of developer K Group Holdings, described Metropica as a “dream community.” The Mayor of Sunrise, Mr. Michael Ryan, was also in attendance to declare October 27th 'Metropica Day.'
YOO at Metropica will comprise 28-stories, and will boast 263 units and 10 penthouses. This tower will later be joined by a 260-key hotel, 400,00sf of retail and entertainment, and 650,000 sf of office space, designed by ci design, as well as a 2.5-acre public park, recreation fields, and a transit station. Upon completion, Metropica will span 65-acres adjacent to Sawgrass Mills, the BB&T Arena, and the future site of an American Express campus.
“This is an exciting step in the development this community. We are proud to be a part of such an innovative project that is truly redefining today’s urban lifestyle,” said ci design President John Larsen.
Construction on Tower 1, the first of eight residential towers designed by Philippe Starck and Chad Oppenheim, is set to begin in summer 2015 with an expected completion date in 2017.