Plano Officials Reiterate Hope That Collin Creek Mall Will Be Revitalized, So Far No Takers
As anchor Macy’s closes and more than 50 storefronts remain empty in Collin Creek Mall in southeast Plano, the city is discussing redevelopment plans. Macy’s has been closing stores all across the U.S.
Fifteen different landlords own storefronts in Collin Creek Mall, none of whom have collaborated formally with the city on redevelopment.
Plano city manager Bruce Glasscock told Community Impact News that though revitalizing the mall is a high priority for the city, using public dollars on a private project is tough.
Glasscock said the city has been clear that it is open to ideas, but until a developer has a package to present to the city, the mall is in limbo.
City officials agree that the best future for the mall includes mixed-use elements, and a possible walkway along Collin Creek.
If the land at the corner of 11th Street and K Avenue becomes multifamily, the city expects redevelopment of the mall to become a higher priority. Planning and Zoning has already approved site plans for an apartment complex.
Meanwhile, the mixed-use development Heritage Creekside is bringing single-family homes, restaurants, retail, a hotel and apartments to the area. CityLine’s retail scene also draws in southeast Plano residents for shopping.