Santa Monica, Calif.-based The Macerich Co. plans to renovate its 1 million sq. ft. Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto, Calif. The renovations will include the installation of accent flooring on the main level of the mall's four department store entrances, and the elimination of the mall's built-in tile planters. Construction is slated to be completed by fall 2001.

New landscaping, seating and amenities are also on tap for the mall levels. Macerich also plans to improve all lighting, replace wrought iron and wood handrails with glass, add a new elevator at center court, replace all existing escalators, install new restrooms, upgrade mall entrances and the exterior, and install new environmental graphics