CRESTWOOD •City seeks bids to redevelop mall — Crestwood is accepting formal bids for redevelopment of Crestwood Court through Tuesday. A town hall meeting on the presumptive plan tentatively is set for Oct. 2. "Things could change that date, but it is our goal to put everything before the public as soon as possible," Mayor Jeff Schlink said earlier this week.
Centrum Partners, owner of the mostly empty mall, is the only developer to come forward so far even informally at this point; its proposed makeover would cost more than $100 million plus tax support. On Tuesday the board chose PGAV Inc. to be the planning firm for any development. A second planning bidder had never done work with the city.
Centrum's plans have the mall being reborn into a public square-style center, with shops and restaurants partially surrounding a multipurpose plaza for concerts, farmers markets and large gatherings. Most of the current site would be razed.
But the former Macy's building on the west side would be retained and redeveloped into a grocery, health club and cinemas with separate parking and entrances. A Toby Keith's bar and grill would replace what was Dillard's garage on the east end.