Washington * Spokane, Wash.-based RW Robideaux & Co. is overseeing a $110 million redevelopment project in downtown Spokane. Scheduled to open this summer, the new River Park Square will include approximately 650,000 sq. ft. of GLA with a new, expanded Nordstrom department store and an AMC multi-screen theater. The urban specialty center will incorporate 160,000 sq. ft. of retail space and restaurants, expanded parking and an enclosed, vaulted atrium. The Bon Marche also is connected to the center via a skywalk.
* The redevelopment of Peace Arch Factory Outlets in Custer, 15 miles north of Bellingham, continues with construction beginning this summer on a dramatic "Portal" facility and additional retail space. Being renamed The Northwest Portal - Outdoor Adventures and Outlet Shopping, the project will include approximately 300,000 sq. ft. of outlet shops when completed during the next three years. It is centered around a watercourse and the Portal facility, which is expected to be completed in spring 2000. A focus on the outdoors and an active lifestyle will be key to both the design as well as retail offerings. Existing retailers that have remained open throughout the redevelopment include Mikasa, Levi Outlet, Bass, London Fog, Van Heusen, Converse, Corning Revere, Carter's, Springmaid Wamsutta and Helly-Hansen. The project is a development of Seattle-based Marquis Property Co. Arthur Erickson and Architectura, both of Vancouver, British Columbia, are lead architects.
* Salt Lake City-based JP Realty Inc. is expanding three regional malls in the state. Three Rivers Mall, a 514,000 sq. ft. center in Kelso, will total 550,000 sq. ft. when outparcel development is completed this fall. Anchors include The Bon Marche, Emporium, JCPenney, Sears, Target and Top Foods. Northtown, a 950,000 sq. ft. center in Spokane, will total 1.05 million sq. ft. when three new mini-anchors join the project by spring 2000. Old Navy, Barnes & Noble and a 16-screen, Act III Theatre will join The Bon Marche, Emporium, Mervyn's, JCPenney and Sears. Also, Spokane Valley Mall, a 750,000 sq. ft. center in Spokane, will total 900,000 sq. ft. when Phase II is completed in fall 2000. Plans include an additional anchor and shop space as well as ongoing outparcel development. Existing anchors include The Bon Marche, JCPenney, Sears and Act III Theatre.
* Renovation work was completed last fall on 601 Pine, an 80,000 sq. ft., four-level building in downtown Seattle. Modifications included building system and seismic upgrades, new storefronts and an exterior facade that complements the city's urban entertainment and retail district. Old Navy is one of the flagship, multi-level retailers anchoring the center. The project is owned by Madison Marquette, which has major offices in both Minneapolis and Cincinnati.
* University City Shopping Center, a 400,913 sq. ft. shopping center in Spokane, is being redeveloped. The 32-year-old enclosed mall is being changed to an enclosed mall/big-box strip combination featuring 481,260 sq. ft. Rosauers Grocery Store will be one of three anchors. Completion of the project, a development of Spokane-based G&B Real Estate Services, is expected to occur this fall.
* Tacoma Mall, a 1.25 million sq. ft. superregional mall in Tacoma, is being redeveloped. Plans include the relocation of Nordstrom and renovation of the food court with completion expected in November. Tacoma Mall, which also is anchored by Sears and JCPenney, is owned and managed by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group.
* Dallas-based Trammell Crow Co. is marketing two neighborhood shopping centers being developed by Clackamas, Ore.-based Gramor. They include Battle Ground Market Center, a 90,000 sq. ft. center anchored by Albertson's in Battle Ground, and 162nd Place, a 130,000 sq. ft. center anchored by QFC and Hi-School Pharmacy in Vancouver.
* A new Nordstrom flagship store opened last August at Pacific Place, a $180 million, five-level retail and entertainment center in downtown Seattle. Developed by locally based Pine Street Development LLC, the shopping complex also features such tenants as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Cutter & Buck, Club Monaco, Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn, J. Crew and General Cinema.
Oregon * Construction continues on the Old Mill District at River Bend, a 270-acre, mixed-use development located on a former sawmill site a few blocks from downtown Bend in central Oregon. Ground will be broken this spring for a 10-screen Regal Cinema with completion expected in February 2000. The Village Center retail area, featuring 160,000 sq. ft. of tenant space, is expected to be completed in fall 2000. Also included in the project are a riverfront outdoor amphitheater, restaurants, entertainment venues, office space, research and development, light industrial uses and a variety of residential units. The project is a development of locally based River Bend LP.
* The Rouse Co., Columbia, Md., is expanding Pioneer Place, a mixed-use center in Portland. Being added is a new, 150,000 sq. ft. retail and entertainment pavilion featuring Sundance Cinemas, Eddie Bauer Home and 25 other specialty shops. The expansion is expected to open later this year. Currently, the center includes a four-level, 207,000 sq. ft retail pavilion with atrium at the base of a 283,000 sq. ft. office tower. It is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue.
* Gateway Mall, a 644,000 sq. ft. center in Eugene, is being redeveloped and expanded to include a 77,000 sq. ft. Cinemark Theatre. When completed in November, the theater complex will join existing anchors Target, Sears and Emporium. Gateway Mall is owned and managed by Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc.
* Dallas-based Trammell Crow Co. is leasing Canby Market Center in Canby. The 220,000 sq. ft. project, anchored by Fred Meyer, is a development of Clackamas, Ore.-based Gramor.