Redeveloping the site of Metro North Mall in Kansas City, Missouri just took another step forward.
The city plan commission approved rezoning the site for redevelopment on Tuesday.
Developer David Horn of Metro North Crossing, LLC says he hopes major demolition at the mall site can begin this fall.
“Our recent success in the redevelopment of both the Blue Ridge Crossing and the Antioch Crossing has reaffirmed our belief that previously successful Mall sites can continue to thrive in our community as revamped retail destinations. For over 40 years, three generations of shoppers have been coming to Metro North," he said in a press release.
The latest plans include keeping Macy's, demolishing the rest of the existing mall and building a two-level shopping center. That will include more than 700,000 square feet of retail space and 60,000 square feet of office space.
Within that, the plan lists a theater, grocer, health club, and other anchor tenant yet to be announced as well as several other stores.
Additional restaurants, a 100-room hotel, and 150 apartment units are also part of the site plan.
In December 2015, the project was approved for tax incentives.
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