Glendale plans include Panera

May 22, 2007
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A site plan from Kite Realty Group shows how a new Target store will fit within Glendale Town Center and also reveals some of the shopping center's new tenants. Glendale
                              Town Center LayoutA Panera Bread restaurant is slated along Keystone Avenue in front of the 129,000-square-foot Target, which will be built partially on top of the existing Staples. Six smaller retail buildings will surround Macy's. The site plan shows three of the tenants as Lenscrafters, Catherine's and a proposed restaurant that isn't named. The plans also show a one-acre outlot at the corner of 62nd and Rural streets. Sorry about the poor quality of the site plan, but at least it gives you an idea of the general layout.
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  • Finally! My prayers for mediocre, over-priced soup have been answered!
  • I don't understand why they call this a 'town center'.
  • The developers must be on the cutting edge with the Town Center name because the term does not yet appear in the latest edition of the International Council of Shopping Centers Dictionary of Shopping Center Terms. I'm not joking. The thing is 167 pages. I don't own a copy, but I'll be contacting IBJ's accounting department about investing in one.
  • I dont think there are enough parking spaces...
  • wow. what a COMPLETE letdown. All we got is a Target and another cookie cutter sammich joint. Meh.
  • That has to be the WORST site plan I have ever seen!!! Why ALL OF THAT PARKING? I guess if your lifestyle is peeling hot chewing gum off of cement, it's fine, but why not some green space instead of teh parking?
  • There are two renderings posted on the Kite website. Considering that they are keeping both ends of the existing mall intact, I think they did a decent job. Sure, it's not your typical lifestyle center, but they had major constaints on the site

    http://www.kiterealty.com/portfolio.cfm/Property/36/Tab/Photos/Img/2/
  • I can't wait for this Target to open! I live in the neighborhood and currently drive all the way over to the Nora Target. I think this is an excellent plan for our neighborhood. It's better than letting the Glendale Mall fall into disrepair and disuse as it was doing. The site is really a strange layout and I think they've done a great job getting the Target in there with out disrupting the other major tenants. When you're working in a city setting vs a suburb that's only been a neighborhood for a year or less, it is more challenging. I applaud their efforts for taking the time and energy to get this accomplished. Many retailers/developers have for too long overlooked this part of the city, in favor of the burbs. Thanks Kite!
  • Woo Hoo for Target, boo to the site plan. Where's the walkability? Where's the dense residential (for rent or for sale) use? Glendale/Broad Ripple needs more feet on the street and we really need a mixed use zoning overlay from Glendale to BR ave.

    Densify the village before everyone moves to Carmel City Center!
  • Town Center isn't anything new in retail; it dates back to the late 1970's. Go check out Prestonwood Town Center on deadmalls.com. First Kite, now Simon using this outdated term...
  • This plan is a joke. The subsidization of this plan
    is sickening.
  • MORE GREEN SPACE
  • Densify Broad Ripple? Are you kidding? Have you ever driven the streets directly adjacent? Residential SURROUNDS Glendale, there's no need for a residential component to this site. Houses are available for rent AND for sale already - sure they're not fancy condos, but not everyone wants to live in a new home. I prefer older homes myself. What would you have them do, start tearing down existing homes for new high priced condos? I wonder how many of you actually shop at Glendale. If you want green space go to the park. This is an urban site, it's not a new development. New developments are easier to work with, as there aren't existing buildings, parking lots, ect. And the term Town Center may not be new but it's been enjoying a resurgence in the last several years. I guarantee you Simon and Kite are not the only ones using this term. There are Town Centers popping up all over the place.

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