RE-Visioning the Mall: A Martin Pastime
The Martin Architectural Group has been creating public spaces, private residences, and multi-family residential for nearly five decades. During our impressive tenure, we have blended retail, commercial, and residential uses to create new master-planned communities. One way in which we do this is by reinventing previously vibrant spaces which have fallen into disrepair or complacency. Frequently, and with greater speed, regional malls find themselves in this category. Malls were planned and developed too close together, eventually leading to the demise of several in each regional marketplace. Malls are a part of our culture and will never completely leave the fabric of our towns, however many existing properties require evolution and the inclusion of new design concepts which will allow them to once again become vibrant and accessible properties.