New signs at Roosevelt Square Mall indicate new structures, new name

New signs at Roosevelt Square Mall indicate new structures, new name
A new building to the east of Metro Diner may be in the plans for the redesign of Roosevelt Square Mall.

Signs erected in mid-July at various points at the Roosevelt Square Mall indicate a big change is coming for the old mall, including a new name – Ortega Park.

Although The Resident reached out repeatedly for information, Atlanta-based Dewberry Capital Corporation wasn’t ready, as of press time, to divulge any details, stating they would have a media release available the first of August.

The questions asked of John Freeman, director of finance and leasing for Dewberry, included those based on sketchy details in the three renderings. On signs posted at mall entrances on San Juan Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, it appears that one wing of the building currently housing Publix would be demolished. Only Kids First Dentistry, Rack Room Shoes and GNC remain in that wing, where CiCi’s Pizza, and other retail stores were once located.

The same overview rendering indicates at least four new commercial buildings on the property, plus a residential multi-family building in the southeast corner of the property. A question as to whether Charles and George Car Wash would have a presence at the mall remain unanswered as well.

Two of the renderings imply a new open-air concept, including a pedestrian-friendly open-air mall, with current vehicle “aisles” between buildings turned into pedestrian-only walk-ways, with outdoor seating.

All of this is speculation based on renderings. When Dewberry Capital releases concrete information, it will be posted on Check The Resident Community News Facebook page at residentnewsjax for notification.

By Kate A. Hallock
Resident Community News

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