MA Design is currently engaged in the redevelopment of the now vacated shopping mall site. Prior to its decline over the past 10 years, the existing Tri-County Mall was the premier retail center in the tri-state area from 1990 to 2010. Zoned as a Planned Unit Development (PUD), the site is bounded by Interstate 275 to the north, East Kemper Road to the south, Princeton Pike to the west, and an existing railroad track along the eastern edge. Existing structures on the site include large multi-level departments stores, Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s and Sears, connected by a two-level mall and four outparcel structures and two parking structures that can accommodate 3,100 cars. The developers are invested in keeping as much of the existing structure as possible while creating a neighborhood, and leveraging the existing parking structures to create density.
The new Artisan Village urban center is envisioned as a live-work-play environment with 2,200 multifamily units, restaurants, entertainment facilities, hotels, music venue, neighborhood clubhouse/pool, dog park, co-working space, bike path, and green space.
The master plan will include the development of the multi-phase design and construction work that will be executed over several years.