Originally Posted by The_Henry_Man
I'm wondering after hanging out at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, do you think the re-developers for Station Square will make the mall area of the development connect and link to Metrotown, and make it as one? I really hope they do, because it could really raise the fame and prestige of Metrotown, and I think it can compete with MOA in terms of the number of stores. MOA is huge mainly because of its Nickelodeon Amusement Park in the middle of the mall. MOA has about 520 stores, about 100 more than Metro town. With the incorporation and annexation of the mall portion of Station Square to Metrotown, I can it will do huge wonders.
I agree. But this doesn't look like to be in the plan.
A few years ago I was hoping Station Square would be bought by the Metropolis's owner. Now the most we can expect is a connection bridge that connects the new development to the Skytrain station and to the Metropolis mall.
The Metropololis mall still has room for expansion. A 3rd floor can be added and the parkage at the east can be redeveloped.
The track next to the skytrain station is being wasted. My fantasy is to see that area totally redeveloped, integrating the skytrain station, the bus loop and new shops and residental towers. All this can generate enough money to pay for the project and money for Translink.
The only issue with this is the city and the public do not seem to be in the mood of such a large scale development. People is already complaining about the planned 50 storeys building being too high.