CenterCal Properties completed construction of Phase I of Meridian Town Center, a 970,000-sq.-ft. shopping center in Meridian, Idaho.

Phase I features a 325,000-sq.-ft. power center, occupied by retailers including Gordman’s, Petco, Toys ‘R’ Us, Gap Factory and Marshalls. Nadel Architects designed the property. Russell Corp. and Anderson Construction served as the contractors.

Phase II will contain a 645,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use shopping village.

CenterCal began the project in 2006, but had to halt work because of the recession. Now, the firm plans to complete Meridian Town Center by 2014.

Terramar to Transform San Diego’s Former Police Headquarters into Retail Complex

Terramar Retail Centers advanced the construction of The Headquarters, a $40 million adaptive re-use and renovation of the Old Police Headquarters in San Diego, Calif. into a 100,000-sq.-ft. retail and entertainment complex. The project will contain up to 30 stores and restaurants and is part of the revitalization of San Diego’s waterfront.

Terramar will incorporate the retailers’ branding into the existing historic façade. The main courtyard of the complex will feature fountains and colorful landscaping. There will also be plazas and walkways.

The Old Police Headquarters was built in 1939 and features Spanish Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Pueblo Revival and Classical Revival architectural styles. It served as the San Diego Police Headquarters until 1987.

Carrier Johnson is serving as the architect on the project. Legacy Building Services is the general contractor.

The Headquarters is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013.

Jones Lang LaSalle to Manage Houston County Galleria

Gemini Real Estate Advisors LLC appointed Jones Lang LaSalle as the leasing and management agent for Houston County Galleria, a 483,893-sq.-ft. regional mall in Centerville, Gal.

Houston County Galleria was developed in 1994. Belk, JC Penney and Sears anchor the property. Jana Reeves will continue to serve as the center’s general manager.

Watt Properties Completes $20M Upgrade at Edinger Plaza in Huntington Beach

Watt Properties completed a $20 million redevelopment at Edinger Plaza, a 155,000-sq.-ft. retail center in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The project included the expansions of existing vacant buildings to house Dick’s Sporting Goods and Nordstrom Rack stores; site and landscaping improvements throughout the property; a shell expansion, building façade and storefront improvements for an existing Michaels store and the opening of a new drive-thru Starbucks, among other things.

Brixmor Signs Essex Bargain Hunt for Stateline Square

Essex Bargain Hunt signed a lease with Brixmor Property Group for a 69,342-sq.-ft. store at Stateline Square in Southaven, Miss. Gil Consuegra represented Brixmor in-house.

In an unrelated transaction, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts signed a lease with Brixmor for an 18,350-sq.-ft. store at Cayuga Mall in Ithaca, N.Y.

Penny Cipolla, of Innovative Realty, represented the tenant in the transaction. Glenn Weisiger represented Brixmor in-house

Other Notable News

Englewood Construction began work on a 31,621-sq.-ft. interior build-out for Ross Dress for Less at Ford City Mall in Chicago. Chadha & Associates will serve as the architect on the project.

HomeGoods signed a lease for a 24,000-sq.-ft. store at Veterans Square Towne Center in Lyndhurst, N.J. Chuck Lanyard and Matt Flath, of The Goldstein Group, represented the landlord in the transaction.