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Worthington mall owners plan major renovation

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A Texas developer plans to demolish much of the Shops at Worthington Place, in an effort to save the struggling mall property by converting it into a mixed-use development called High North.

Under the plan, which is scheduled to come before the Worthington Planning Commission Thursday, the north and west sides of the mall will eventually be torn down, removing about 120,000 square feet of the 138,000-square-foot building.

The mall’s owner, the Dallas firm Direct Retail Partners, plans to initially demolish the mall’s north end, about 85,000 square feet, and replace it with a 125,000-square-foot office building, up to 10 stories high, including a parking garage.

In a second phase, the west side of the mall would be removed and replaced with another office building of similar size to the first, plus a 120-room hotel or a 100-unit residential building, a 30,000-square-foot office or retail building,

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a large truck on a city street: The owners of the Shops at Worthington Place propose demolishing much of the mall and replacing it with offices. This rendering shows the proposed first office building, on the north side of the property. [Direct Retail Partners]


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The owners of the Shops at Worthington Place propose demolishing much of the mall and replacing it with offices. This rendering shows the proposed first office building, on the north side of the property. [Direct Retail Partners]

A Texas developer plans to demolish much of the Shops at Worthington Place in an effort to save the struggling mall property by converting it into a mixed-use development called High North.

Under the plan, scheduled to go before the Worthington Planning Commission on Thursday, the north and west sides of the mall eventually would be torn down, removing about 120,000 square feet of the 138,000-square-foot building.



a group of palm trees and a building: Direct Retail Partners, the Dallas firm that owns the mall, said offices are a more economically viable option for the site, at Route 23 and Interstate 270. [Direct Retail Partners]


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Direct Retail Partners, the Dallas firm that owns the mall, said offices are a more economically viable option for the site, at Route 23 and Interstate 270. [Direct Retail Partners]

The mall’s owner, the

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A Texas developer plans to demolish much of the Shops at Worthington Place, in an effort to save the struggling mall property.

Under the plan, which is scheduled to come before the Worthington Planning Commission Thursday, the north and west sides of the mall will eventually be torn down – about 120,000 square feet of the 138,000-square-foot building.

The mall’s owner, the Dallas firm Direct Retail Partners, plans to initially demolish the north end of the mall, about 85,000 square feet, and replace it with a 125,000-square-foot office building, up to 10 stories high, including a parking garage.

In a second phase, the west side of the mall would be removed and replaced with another office building of similar size to the first, a 120-room hotel or a 100-unit residential building, a 30,000-square-foot office or retail building, and an outdoor plaza.

Traffic inside the 15.7-acre property would be significantly shifted,

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