Sunday, June 03, 2007

New Wesley Chapel Malls Update

The Cypress Creek Town Center is poised to begin moving dirt for construction of this megamall that has been delayed repeatedly in the permitting process. With 1.3 million square feet, this will be the largest of the three malls currently racing to the finish line. Located west of I-75 on the north and south sides of S.R. 54, this mall will include an 18 screen movie theater.

Just several miles to the east of this planned megamall, is the location of the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, located at S.R. 56 and Bruce B. Downs where JC Penney is located, and with 750,000 Sq. Ft. planned. With partial approval earthwork is underway and the developer is hoping for final approval of Wiregrass by the Pasco County Commissioners this month.

The photo to the right is north east of the JC Penney.

The last of the three larger competing malls is The Grove, also in Wesley Chapel. I was amazed at the progress on this new Mall located west of I-75 at County Road 54, just north of Cracker Barrel. Planned space = 800,000 sq. ft.
Phase one of this mall will include PetSmart, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Michaels, etc. and it has an expected opening of Fall of this year. Phase 2 will also have an upscale movie theater and is planned to be completed next year.

Smaller retail construction in Wesley Chapel can be found at County Line Road and Bruce B. Downs where Target is located.
The last local Wesley Chapel area poised for commercial development is located at the "secondary" entrance to Meadow Pointe. Carrabbas Restaurant is slated to begin construction here before the end of the year.

All these malls will be competing for shoppers from nearby residents in New Tampa, the large communities of Meadow Pointe, Seven Oaks, & Lexington Oaks in Wesley Chapel, as well as Land O Lakes and the expected massive residential development of Wiregrass.

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