New plan introduced for Park Plaza Mall, here is what to know


A brand new plan was introduced on Monday to revitalize Park Plaza Mall and switch it right into a “vibrant neighborhood vacation spot” that helps increase town’s economic system.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A brand new plan was introduced to “revitalize” Park Plaza Mall as a vacation spot for the neighborhood and as a solution to increase the economic system within the space. 

The plan, which was introduced by Second Horizon Capital– an funding actual property company– shared that the corporate shall be closing in on its buy of Park Plaza. 

Now, the corporate has shared a plan for the house, hoping to draw members of the neighborhood to the house and drive town’s economic system by “reinvigorating the property right into a vibrant neighborhood vacation spot and landmark within the coronary heart of Little Rock.”

Second Horizon introduced that it’s wanting to “put money into the way forward for Little Rock.” This funding comes within the type of new tenants, new capital, and serving the wants of Little Rock’s neighborhood, in accordance with the corporate. 

The brand new plan will reshape Park Plaza Mall as what’s being known as a “neighborhood hub” which is able to work to assist small companies and entrepreneurs within the space.  

“We sit up for constructing sturdy partnerships with native leaders and different companies within the space to assist improve and assist the Midtown neighborhood and the Little Rock neighborhood,” mentioned Camilo Varela, Co-Founder and Managing Companion of Second Horizon Capital.

“It is not going wherever, it is solely going to get higher after which develop from that,” Jay Chesshir with the Little Rock Regional Chamber mentioned. 

Chesshir additionally defined that he sees this as a step in the best path. 

“It has struggled, sure, homeowners have come and gone. Sadly, most of these homeowners haven’t invested. And now we’ve a brand new possession group who not solely needs to speculate, needs to redevelop however needs to take action in a manner that pulls in the present day’s crowd,” Chesshir mentioned.

He additionally hopes that it’s going to carry extra individuals to the mall. 

“If you have a look at a spot that was all retail, at one time limit now changing into extra than simply retail, it offers individuals completely different causes to return at completely different instances,” he mentioned.

In an interview with our content material associate, Arkansas Enterprise, the homeowners mentioned it is too early to say what precisely they’re including to the mall— however it may ultimately embody eating places. 

“This isn’t one thing they’re making an attempt to cookie minimize from the angle of what they’ve completed someplace else. They really need to know what the neighborhood is about and what the neighborhood needs, in order that they’ll then actually, be capable to present that on this asset,” Chesshir defined.

Based on Second Horizon, the aim is to show it right into a neighborhood hub that can assist native entrepreneurs and small companies. 

“Will probably be a distinct combine than what’s ever been right here prior to now,” Chesshir mentioned.

To help with the revitalization of the mall, Second Horizon will work to enlist the assistance of JLL, which they’ve famous as being one of many largest retail property administration corporations within the nation. 

The plan is to have JLL deal with the mall’s property administration and leasing providers. 

You possibly can learn Second Horizon’s full plan for Park Plaza Mall right here.

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