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Bellevue Square Plans Expansion

Bellevue Square Expansion

City records indicate the Kemper Development Company is proposing to build a third level of retail with 119,000 square feet and a new level of parking with 375 stalls. The report lists Sclater Partners Architects as the applicant contact.

The environmental checklist for the project states that it would have 150-200 employees working within the space once complete.  Early speculation is that the space will become an anchor tenant department store.

The checklist documents the construction to be complete by February 2014.

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  1. This is great news, Kemper is doing an extraordinary job during this recession with his shops. I was hoping that he would start soon on the concept he had in 2008 about adding a luxury wing called The Bellevue which included a hotel on the southeast parking garage area. The concept pictures had a very Dubai mall look to it with an amazing glass ceiling that looks different than most mall’s(with spiral escalators). It’s a shame that this is not that expansion, but that can alway’s be added in the future, hopefully. And when Lincoln Square 2 is developed the Bellevue Collection will be astounding. Keep up the great work Kemper Freeman!!

  2. Wow, wonder who the anchor would be?

  3. I’d love to see a Bloomingdales here.

  4. The speculation is that it’s either Saks or Bloomindales. Isn’t 119,000sqft a bit too small for either of them? How big are the Nordstrom, Macy’s and JC Penny stores.

  5. i feel like he should also buy the bravern and fix that place up

  6. If it is an anchor store most likely it will be Bloomingdales. Saks is not in expansion mode right now and is struggling. While Bloomingdales is planning new stores in a smaller format, around 120,000 square feet according to an article this year.

    Bloomingdale’s will close the following four stores in early spring 2012: Perimeter Mall, Atlanta, Ga.; Oakbrook Home and Furniture, Oak Brook, Ill.; White Flint, North Bethesda, Md.; Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn.

    As previously announced, a new Bloomingdale’s is planned to open in Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA (120,000 square feet; to open in fall 2013). In addition, an all-new Bloomingdale’s will be built in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., to open in spring 2014, subject to completion of a public approval process. The new Stanford Shopping Center store will be built in a smaller format similar to Bloomingdale’s stores opened in recent years in SoHo (New York), Chevy Chase, Md., and Santa Monica, Calif.

  7. Are there still plans to replace JC Penny at some point?

  8. My money is on something unexpected, like an ABC Carpet and Home.

  9. JC Penney owns its own space and associated parking so it’s leaving would be a JC Penney decision. That said, I dont see it happening with the kind of sales PSF that a Bellevue Square location generate.

  10. Nordstrom is almost 300,000 square feet and Penneys and Macy’s I bet are pretty close to that if not larger.

  11. I was informed that this proposal was withdrawn late last week by KDC.

  12. @Jonka: Bummer. :(

  13. Wait! maybe Kemper took my advice and decided to pursue Lincoln Square II after Your Local Market shut down.

    I’m joking of course! But nevertheless hoping :)

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