Columbus, Ohio-based Steiner + Associates announced that the city of Hampton, Va. has been awarded the 2011 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award by the American Planning Association for the Peninsula Town Center. Located in Hampton, Va., the Peninsula Town Center represents the successful redevelopment of an enclosed mall into a vibrant town center, providing approximately 2,400 new jobs and significantly increasing the taxable sales base in the city. The site has been effectively transformed from the Coliseum Mall into a regional destination.
The APA panel cited the center’s detail, quality and contributions to the community as the key factors in their decision, and voted unanimously for the city of Hampton.
The 1.1-million-sq.-ft. Peninsula Town Center is located off of Mercury Boulevard at the I-64 Interchange in Hampton’s Coliseum Central Business District. The 75-acre mixed-use project features 340,000 sq. ft. of fashion and specialty retail, 55,000 sq. ft. of restaurant and dining, 400,000 sq. ft. of traditional/anchor retail, 115,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space and 158 residential apartment units.
Peninsula Town center was co-developed by Steiner + Associates and Mall Properties.