Brandywine Town Center
Originally conceived as a high end regional mall in the early 1990s, Brandywine Town Center transformed into an outward facing Power Center not long after it’s opening. Built into a hill, the southern side of the property (up hill) was organized around a 4 acre man made pond. Rather than activate this side of the property, the water feature, as well as the resulting odd vehicular and pedestrian framework posed a challenge for the property in terms of leasing and placemaking. Collaborating with the property’s ownership (Acadia Realty Trust), BartonPartners has envisioned a transformation of this side of the property, altering both the pedestrian and vehicular frameworks and right sizing the pond to create and active dining and entertainment zone. While the additional proposed square footage falls within the originally entitled programmatic limits, a complicated series of deed restrictions and retail/parking agreements needed to be managed to achieve the transformation, which also includes a reimagined community center, replacing the aging facility already in place.