Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pabst Farms Mall Builder Clearly Rethinking Malls

GGP, the developer of the Pabst Farms mall that appears to be pulling out of the project isn't much of a mall fan anymore, according to the company itself.

According to an article reprinted by the Congress for the New Urbanism, "GGP’s acquisitions, and an awareness of changing living patterns and widespread opposition to sprawl, have given the company a growing appreciation of mixed-use development. “We’re looking, going forward, at being a different company,” D’Alesandro told a CNU audience May 19."

GGP is sticking with a major project in St. Louis, an urban project - - 100% different than building on converted W. Waukesha County farmland.

The Congress for the New Urbanism is headed by former Milwaukee Mayor John O. Norquist, for whom I worked from 1996-2004.

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