College - Author 1
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Department - Author 1
City and Regional Planning Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in City and Regional Planning
Vicente del Rio, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, City and Regional Planning Department
The purpose of this project is to create a redevelopment plan for the Westminster Mall in Westminster, CA that will successfully reinvigorate itself as an active and vibrant center for the city.
Redeveloping malls and the property they sit on is a prominent planning issue. Malls are becoming less popular commercial centers and must adapt to fulfill the local community’s needs. This can be accomplished through changes to the volume of commercial space and introducing new land uses, such as multifamily residential and open space, all of which are planning methods.
This project will explore how North American Malls, such as Westminster Mall, went from dominating the consumer market to failing. Prime examples of successful mall redevelopments will be reviewed and provide guidance for the proposed redevelopment of Westminster Mall. The background on the mall and its location will give insight as to how the property is currently used and how it could potentially be used to benefit the City of Westminster and surrounding communities. Goals, objectives, and design concepts will serve as guidelines as to what is envisioned for this new development and how it can be accomplished. The completed design of the project will fulfill the purpose of this project, to redevelopment the Westminster Mall into a flourishing center.