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Mint Hill Bridges Mall project striking out

The much-maligned Bridges at Mint Hill Mall project is no closer to a res- olution than it was when the project first began grading work in 2008.

“I have no idea, your guess is as good as mine,” Mint Hill Town Manger Brian Welch said of when construction could restart. “For three or four years now I’ve been saying, ‘When and not if,’ but there’s just nothing happening…I wish I knew more, but that’s all that I know about it.”

Welch said he doesn’t know if – or when for that matter – the project will have a resolution, and especially the one the public has been clamoring for since the project’s inception nearly a decade ago.

The Bridges at Mint Hill Mall had a bright beginning. When the 215-acre property situated off Lawyers Road near Interstate-485 was originally announced, developers had planned to construct an open-air, 1.3 million-square-foot shopping complex with a five-story hotel, a multiplex-style movie theater, at least three department stores, including Belk’s, and a pair of vehicle-pedestrian combination bridges that would lead across Goose Creek.

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Mint Hill mall land now controlled by Howard Hughes Corporation?

It’s been a big week for General Growth Properties, the driving force behind building a mall in Mint Hill. The company not only exited bankruptcy, but officially spun off The Howard Hughes Corporation. The two companies became linked through a deal in Las Vegas. This morning, the Bridges at Mint Hill is now listed under […]

By |November 10th, 2010|Bridges at Mint Hill mall|728 Comments

General Growth could exit bankruptcy in early November

General Growth Properties, which owns the majority of the land where the Bridges at Mint Hill mall will be built, could exit bankruptcy in early November according to a statement released by the company. General Growth recently announced a new board of directors and has plans to spin off the Howard Hughes Corporation which will […]

By |October 12th, 2010|Bridges at Mint Hill mall, Development|0 Comments

What will Mint Hill look like in 2030?

Tuesday night, representatives of the consulting firm HNTB met with the town to discuss the Small Area Plan that will guide development in area around the Bridges at Mint Hill for the next 20 years. Here’s the current plan they showed the town Tuesday night. To read more about this plan, pick up a copy […]

By |May 27th, 2010|Bridges at Mint Hill mall, Development|1 Comment