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Jefferson Valley Mall Renovations Proposed, Public Hearing Set for Oct. 15

The public hearing on the amended site plan, that includes a 20,000-square foot expansion, will be held at Yorktown Town Hall.

The Jefferson Valley Mall could undergo a major facelift – that includes a 20,000-square foot expansion, outdoor space and new retailers – pending town approval. 

Yorktown town board members will hold a public hearing on the amended site plan for the renovations on Tuesday, Oct. 15 after they and planning board members reviewed the plan last month. 

The renovation plan calls to add 20,000 square feet to the building that would accommodate three new restaurants and an outdoor plaza. It also includes renovations to the parking lot, Route 6 berm and planting of 79 additional trees in the parking lot. 

The mall's main entrance (facing Lee Boulevard) will receive a new look, according to the plan. It will be reworked to include additional retail and dining space, along with a reoriented main entry that will replace the existing one. The mall will also be opened to the public with all of the facade facing Route 6.

"[The facade] is being modestly brought forward to encompass new restaurants and other retail stores with their own signage and windows/doors to present a new shopping and dining experience," said Yorktown attorney Al Capellini, who is representing the Simon Property Group, which owns the Jefferson Valley Mall.

The outdoor area adjoining the new entrance will allow for outdoor dining, Capellini said. The names of the new restaurants have not been revealed yet. 

"The aim of the present project is to put on a new face to reflect the expectations of shoppers and diners today," he said.

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Bill October 13, 2013 at 07:07 PM
I' not saying that they do not need to upgrade their shopping choices, and it would be nice if the Macy's expansion were still an option. But if you look at recent changes at Danbury, Stamford (both where Filenes use to be), Nanuet, and Ridge Hill (which of course is new), they're all built around chain restaurants, and the restaurants do very well. BB&B moved to Cortlandt, Penney's has enough trouble with their existing stores and there's not enough room for Target at the mall (although that would be wonderful). Our best chance for a Target may be the State Land property on Route 202, which coincidentally is also on the Town Board agenda this Tuesday, and I'm not even sure if that is a possibility.
Barry October 13, 2013 at 07:53 PM
I predict Sear will leave and the space leased to better retailers. Seats-Kmart is a Wall Street play. They have decided to run down their stores and explore startegic options.
Barry October 13, 2013 at 07:54 PM
So much to iPhone typing Sears. Strategic.
Bill October 15, 2013 at 10:21 PM
The town board approved the renovations tonight! A few people had some negative comments but mostly it was positive. Interestingly, one of the speakers for the mall said that they had a new tenant for the space that formerly was the movie theater (they previously had gotten approval to demolish the theater space). That's a pretty big space (they showed a blueprint), so it could be interesting to see what goes in there.
theresa locher October 17, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Glad to hear the town board approved the renovations !!!! We need to get with the times..... I would like to see some high end stores here, we live in a well rounded town & want to shop at nice stores. Macys is great & needs more space, resturants are great to have and I think it's about time.... BUT there is a need to STOP parents from dropping off there children & using the mall for a hang out !!! There should be an age limit without an adult !!! That's what killed the mall years back !!!

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