Arlington County, Virginia is set to review plans for transportation, landscaping and open space related to the redevelopment of the troubled Ballston Common Mall by Forest City Enterprises.
The project is projected to include construction of a 22-story, 405-unit residential tower, with retail at its base.
Like many regional shopping malls across the country, Ballston Common’s luster has faded in recent years as newer options – and changing shopping tastes of the public – have taken hold.
The mall’s vacancy rate in early summer was 27 percent, a figure expected to grow to 60 percent by early next year as leases end and the owner begins prepping for redevelopment.
From 1952 to the mid-1980s, the site was home to the Parkington Shopping Center, which was then redeveloped into Ballston Common Mall.