Village Green: A Mixed-Use Success Story

In 2005 I purchased the Greenlite Shopping Center from Kimco Realty Trust. The 1960s-era shopping center was 30%+ vacant and in need of capital improvements and re-imaging.

My plan was to transform this property into a mixed-use development that would cater to the market that evolved over its 40-year history.

I downsized the shopping center to a supportable 50,000 square feet and sought a developer to introduce housing on the under-utilized portion of this 10-acre site.

Today, the center has been re-imaged. Letters of intent are pending that would bring three new businesses to the neighborhood and raise the center’s occupancy above 95%.

The adjacent Cornerstone Apartments, constructed by NRP Group on a portion of the former shopping center site, is 100% occupied. A second phase is in the offing.

Click HERE to see a video, created by NRP, that illustrates the success of this mixed-use development.


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