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Foothills Mall Timeline

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline small square Mall ground breaking » Everwest, a partnership between Everitt Enterprises and Westcor, a Phoenix development company, breaks ground on new regional shopping mall.
Sears small square Sears is the biggest » The 80,000-square-foot Sears becomes the largest retail store in the city.
Timeline small square Foothills Fashion Mall opens » Foothills Fashion Mall opens. Size: 336,000 square feet; Anchors: Sears, 80,000 square feet; The Denver, 52,000 square feet; May D&F, 50,000 square feet.
Timeline small square J.C.Penney expands » J.C.Penney builds 62,000-square-foot expansion
Timeline small square Foothills Mall grows 1989 » Foothills grows from 450,000 square feet with 60 to 65 stores and one hallway to 600,000 square feet, 120 stores and multiple hallways as part of a $40 million redevelopment plan that adds Mervyns to the south side.
Timeline small square Foley’s merger » May department stores merge with Foley’s and rename all 11 Colorado stores.
02 small square Foothills Mall shows aging » Bricks from Foothills Mall’s west entrance slide from the roof, one of the first signs the mall is aging.
Timeline small square Foothills Mall is sold » Foothills Mall is sold to General Growth Partners, which promises major renovation. Gart Sports announces it’s closing
Timeline small square Mervyns announces closures > California-based Mervyns announces it will close all but one of its 11 Colorado stores by the end of January, including its location at Foothills Mall.
03 small square J.C.Penney’s relocates » J.C.Penney’s moves out to a freestanding store on South College Avenue, the former Shopko building.
Mall%2007 small square Tax incentives approved » City Council approves tax incentives for Foothills Mall redevelopment.
Timeline small square Tax incentives lost » City Council pulls the plug on tax incentives for Foothills Mall citing lack of progress on redevelopment.
04 small square Mall owner files bankruptcy » GGP files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Timeline small square City drafts redevelopment plan » City unveils a draft of a consultant’s report on redevelopment of Midtown Corridor, including Foothills Mall, at a public meeting.
Timeline small square GGP emerges from bankruptcy » GGP emerges from bankruptcy and renews talks with Fort Collins city officials about redevelopment.
06 small square J.C. Penney's razed; Dillard’s coming to mall » The vacant J.C.Penney’s store at the mall is razed. » City unveils preliminary timetable for redevelopment and plans to bring Dillard’s to the mall.
Timeline small square City submits redevelopment plan » City Manager Darin Atteberry sends preliminary redevelopment plan and draft of a financial model to GGP
07 small square Perkins restaurant demolished » Demolition starts on the former Perkins restaurant on College Avenue in front of the mall to clear the way for Corner Bakery. The property is owned by GGP.
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2012 Preliminary redevelopment timeline » 2012: Decommision the back aisle and Mervyn’s building.

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2013 Preliminary redevelopment timeline » 2013: Refresh the common area, rebuild the food court, update the exterior with $15 million total investment.

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2014 Preliminary redevelopment timeline » 2014: Construct 50,000 square feet of new space at the main entrance, outward facing.

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2016 Preliminary redevelopment timeline » 2016: Demolish back aisle, reconfigure/construct a new aisle perpendicular to the first leading to a new anchor, likely Dillard’s.