Town Square Construction
When Turnberry Associates set out to create a town; Las Vegas got Town Square, a 117 acre 1.5 million-square-foot project on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, designed to offer consumers a new way to shop.
It's still months before the Aventura developer plans on opening Town Square on Nov. 14, 2007, but the framework is already in place. Each of the 22 buildings is designed in a different style, with a brick Victorian down the street from a building with Mission-style architecture and one with a Mediterranean Revival look; All contributing to the overall massive size and detail of the project.
The project is Turnberry's first major foray into mixed-use development, a trend that has become the latest craze in the real estate industry as developers seek to maximize the use of land. It's a concept that New Urbanists have preached for years as a way to cut down on suburban sprawl. By combining multiple uses on a site, it helps to create a sense of place and a destination.
In Town Square, the tenants will include Whole Foods, Borders, 24 Hour Fitness, Robb & Stucky, Chico's, Texas De Brazil, H&M, Lucky Brand, Brio Tuscan Grill, Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic, Rave Motion Pictures, Apple and Tommy Bahama. Plus, Town Square will include an elaborate children's park and 352,000 square feet of office space.
The more than $600 million project is so massive, a shopper is unlikely to walk more than a small portion on any one visit. Although the amount of retail is about half the size of the Aventura Mall, Town Square spreads over a site that is about 40 percent larger than Aventura in order to create a unique experience each day.