Stirling Hammond Lifestyle Center- Northshore/Hammond
HAMMOND — The 30-year-old Hammond Square Mall will be bulldozed and rebuilt during the next two years as an outdoor lifestyle retail center twice the size of the current mall, Stirling Properties Chairman Jimmy Maurin announced Wednesday.
The long-awaited plans for the estimated $100 million redevelopment of Hammond Square were announced at the Hammond Chamber of Commerce’s annual business exposition Wednesday at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Although the mall will change, its anchors — Sears, Dillard’s and Rite-Aid — will remain, Maurin said. Dillard’s will gut its 70,000-square-foot store and expand it by 26,000 square feet, Maurin said.
Target, Home Depot and JC Penney have signed letters of intent to locate at the new retail center, Maurin said. Other retailers and restaurants that have expressed an interest include Old Navy, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesdays and Starbucks, he said.
Hammond Square will have a main street in the center and shops built around it. Unlike Perkins Rowe, which is a mixed-use development, Hammond Square will remain solely retail, Maurin said.
Stirling Properties will take the 50-acre mall and combine it with the 50 acres next to the mall owned by some Stirling partners to provide 868,000 square feet of retail space off Interstate 12 in Hammond, he said.
Parts of the mall will shut their doors in April for demolition. Only the anchors — Sears, Dillard’s and Rite-Aid — will remain open during the construction phase, he said.
Sections of the new retail development are expected to open starting in mid-2008, he said.
existing Mall at I-12 and US BUS 51
project site plan