Retail News: Urban Outfitters “Lifestyle Village” Project is Revived

Plans said to include retail, a garden center, restaurants and apartments.

An artist's rendering of preliminary plans for Urban Outfitters' $100 million Devon Yard complex, as viewed from the northeast. (Image courtesy of Urban Outfitters)

A 2013 rendering of URBN’s plans for the Devon Yard complex. | Image courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Remember that Devon Yard project, URBN’s cool-kid answer to the strip mall? A brief run-down: Urban Outfitters’ parent company announced it was building a $100 million complex, complete with Terrain and Anthropologie outposts, restaurants, some sort of wellness facility, a boutique hotel and a specialty food market. Everyone got very excited and then … silence.

Finally, though, we’re seeing some signs of life on that “lifestyle village.” Last week, our sister blog Property reported that the project’s developers have sought a zoning code amendment, which is a small but crucial step in getting Devon Yard off the ground. Go here to see the plans for the village. (A note: The plans includes apartments, in case you’ve ever wanted to actually live inside Terrain/Anthro).