NorthTown Mall RenovationNorthtown Mall
Design Achievement – The original NorthTown Mall opened its doors in 1955 in Spokane, Washington and in 60 years of operation the Mall has not only gone through multiple expansions and remodels but multiple ownerships as well. Since March of 2002, the mall has been owned by General Growth Properties and has notably been the home of numerous anchors such as Macy’s, Sears, Barnes & Noble and Regal Cinemas. GGP has hired DLR Group to renovate NorthTown Mall to become the destination for the Spokane neighborhood. The mall will include variety of entertainment and both reasonable and upscale food options to include a more upscale and dynamic mall experience. In addition, DLR Group is designing GGP’s innovative Internet Café concept. The Café includes Wi-Fi enabled space where people can sit, relax, work or play. The area consists of a children’s play space, alongside soft seating, café chairs and tables with USB/power charging outlets. In addition, GGP has strategically placed restrooms with digital monitors for advertising opportunities for ROI.
Scope Summary – The scope of work for this project is 87,354 SF of renovation space of both the east and west side of the north and south concourses. A major component of this project is the mall’s new modern exterior facade with a new “front” door to attract more shoppers. Other aspects of this project include adding new landscape and increased tenant spaces along with additional parking lot space to cater to the malls expected increase in foot traffic. The existing conditions required structural modifications related to the general lateral bracing design of the mall of all renovated areas. As a result of the reconstruction to the existing structure DLR Group was required to support the new architectural design for the renovation. DLR Group provided architecture and engineering services.