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City acquires Mervyn's site

(Feb 22, 2011)

The City of Westminster has acquired another property at the Westminster Mall site, another step forward in the city’s plans to redevelop and revitalize the area.

The city bought the vacant Mervyn’s building plus 6.5 acres of land on the north side of the mall for $1.8 million at the end of 2010. Paired with the 2010 acquisition of the Macy’s building and the Trail Dust Steak House property, the city now owns about 20 percent of the 105-acre mall site.

The acquisition is consistent with the Westminster Center Urban Renewal Plan and the city's ongoing moves to acquire properties from sellers when they become available. The goal of the Westminster Center urban reinvestment project is to redevelop the 108-acre parcel currently occupied by the Westminster Mall into a high-density urban center of regional scope.

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