*UPDATE: This outlet mall proposal was approved by city council and will break ground shortly – Feburary 27 2013 [Source]*
We’re updating readers on the proposed Tanger outlet mall in suburban Ottawa (Kanata). According to submitted city planning documents, the mall will include “pedestrian-oriented private streets lined with retail outlets, createing the ambience of an ourdoor pedestrian mall”.
Customers will park around the edge of the development and then walk through the streets and stores.
|Plan of Ottawa’s Tanger Outlet Centre. [Image Source]
A retail analysts speculates Holt Renfrew‘s discount retail concept called hr2 will occupy a 25-30,000 square foot space in the mall. We cannot confirm that speculation at this time.
The mall is being built by American outlet company Tanger Outlet Centres, which has teamed with Ottawa firms Trinity Developments and Taggart Realty as well as real estate landlord RioCan. RioCan plans to open beteween 10 and 15 Canadian outlet malls by 2018.
A 200-room hotel and four free-standing restaurants will also be included.
The rezoning application will be before Ottawa’s planning committee on Tuesday, February 26th.
We’ll update readers on other outlet malls set to open nation-wide. Keep reading!
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