BELMAR

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Where before there was a mall and vast parking lots, mixed-use buildings now frame a graceful civic square at the heart of Belmar.Before its conversion into the Charter-Award-winning mixed-use neighborhood, Belmar was Villa Italia, the largest mall west of the Mississippi River at the time of its construction in the 1960s. When it was built in the 1960s, Villa Italia was the largest mall west of the Mississippi. In decline years later, Villa Italiana was scraped and replaced with Belmar, an award-winning mixed-use neighborhood development. Now buses serve the development's tight-knit network of streets and blocks. On the right are eclectic local shops in tiny retail space lining a Belmar parking structure.

Location: Lakewood, CO United States. 1960s regional mall

The project transforms a dying 1960s 1.4 million square foot regional mall into the vibrant downtown the City of Lakewood, Colorado never had -- a 3.5 million square foot pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use district.

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Transect Zone(s): T5 center.
Status: <Unknown>
Project or Plan's Scale: Town
Features: Mixed uses, Transit oriented development.
Land area (in acres): 104
Project team designers: Elkus Manfredi Architects
Project team developers: Falcone, Mark Continuum Partners LLC, Wittenberg, Eric McStain Neighborhoods, McFadden, Scott Trammell Crow Residential