Still a wasteland
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We moved to Bellevue about 6 months ago (love it here). Passing the Azalea Mall property is always depressing. It is a location with great potential, but I’ve heard that some people would rather it remain in its current state.
What would you like to see there?
ANYTHING. I love how the Azalea Garden Center has set up a temporary/permanent structure there. I’d like to see more of that–stuff that wouldn’t require a lot of constructions and planning.
It’s that time of year where we think about what the Azalea Mall Wasteland could be: http://t.co/OzlYMTYZ
@RossCatrow “Because I do not hope to shop again, because I do not hope/desiring this mall’s gift or scope…” (apologies to TSEliot)
Here’s a bonus pic of my kid ridding his tricycle through the massive waste-of-space parking lot: http://instagr.am/p/c7Tua/
Who owns the land and how is it zoned?
@RossCatrow how about a local food hub?
@Justin A developer in Atlanta owns the property (http://northrichmondnews.com/news/2010/11/18/what-to-do-with-azalea-mall/). Not sure what it is zoned, you’d have to look it up in Henrico’s system (which sucks to use): http://henrico.us/maps/streetnamesearch.php
Part of the problem is that pieces of the area (those bordering Brook and Westbrook) are in the City, while the majority of the space is in Henrico.
I think it would be a perfect spot for Richmond’s Wegmans.
Street food court.
Medical center; doctor’s offices; rehab, etc.
soccer fields,sports park.
Nothing send property values up like a Whole Foods – zero chance of that happening, though.
carrying over from hills and heights hot topic- build a skate park.