By fall 2016, the King of Prussia Mall expansion will be finally finished, but the folks at Simon Property Group offered a look at the project’s progress to date with a new time-lapse video (see below.) Once it’s all done, the mall will span 2.86 million square feet with 450 retailers and restaurants.
In June, 2015, The Plaza and Court were first connected by a 170,000 square foot structure that will house 50 new stores, along with cafes, fountains and a new parking complex. In March, brands will begin building out their new stores and they should finish by summer 2016.
In November 2015, workers fully enclosed the connecting corridor, making it ready for interior finishes (and a potentially harsh winter for construction workers.)
Workers began construction on a new parking garage in July 2015. It’ll be structurally complete by the end of December 2015 and open in July 2016. It will feature 1,100 spaces and electronic message boards guiding guests to parking spots.
Simon Malls President David Contis told me back in August that he expects the mall to generate $1 billion in sales and $60 million in sales tax revenue for the local government. He also said the mall provides 7,000 jobs — with new retailers set to create another 500 to 800.
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