More ink on the CityPlace mall in today's Chron indicating that the retail project is still hoping for "perhaps a Target." Perhaps that "perhaps" hinges on whether Target really, really goes to the Metreon just a few blocks away. Putting that aside for the moment, there are couple other big retailers developer Urban Realty's shooting for: Toys R Us, for one, and Off 5th, the Saks outlet. "Stores like" those. The storm looming on the horizon, as was reported by the Business Times two weeks ago, is still parking. Nonprofit Livable City's taking the stance that the project's location on Market Street makes it "not the place for car-oriented retail." But given that the location he's talking about is grimy Mid-Market, that position's casting the whole project as a question of cars vs. blight. A truce is possible! As SPUR's director says: "This is a problem worth solving."
· Parking may be a problem for CityPlace mall [SFGate]
· Spotted at the CityPlace Meeting: 'BikePod' Planters for Alley [Curbed SF]
· CityPlace Is Headed for the Spotlight, and So Is All That Parking [Curbed SF]
· CityPlace: 7 Juicy Stories of "Value" Retail for 2012 [Curbed SF]