Phoenix Paradise Valley mall demolition begins; redevelopment expected in the fall
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PARADISE VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Demolition of the Paradise Valley mall is underway following approval and support from the community and the City of Phoenix.
The first phase of the demo includes Sears, Macy’s, and other portions of the mall. The tearing down and redevelopment of the mall will result in mixed-use development, including retail shops, Whole Foods, residential multi-family units, and self-storage. Construction for the Whole Foods, residential multi-family units, and retails spaces is expected to begin sometime this fall. The 92-acre redeveloped site will promote walkability and connectivity with pedestrian paths and common areas.
Shoppers recall fond memories of Paradise Valley Mall
Paradise Valley mall demolition
Source: RED Development
“As many malls across the country are suffering from vacant storefronts, it is critical to reimagining traditional malls as destinations for more than just shopping,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “The redevelopment of Paradise Valley Mall will provide economic stabilization, not just to the immediate area but to the surrounding neighborhoods as well.”
After the demolition of the current mall structure is complete, new buildings and roadways will be created throughout the site of the new building pads. More redevelopment plans are to be made available in the coming weeks.
End of an era: Tearing down PV Mall
The teardown of the once-bustling Paradise Valley Mall is underway as part of a redevelopment project that will include “an exciting mix of retail shops, grocery store, restaurants, multi-family residential units, entertainment, office, self-storage, and other uses.” Located at Tatum Boulevard and Cactus Road, PV Mall closed on March 31. The demolition of the building started Wednesday, July 7. Construction on portions of the redevelopment is expected to start this fall.