The City of Elk Grove reports that the Howard Hughes Corporation has confirmed it is ending plans for construction of a partially built mall on the southeast side of that city near Kammerer Road and Highway 99. HHC plans to demolish the existing structures at the site.
The news from HHC brings to an end years of uncertainty about construction of the Outlook Collection at Elk Grove. Because the mall was being built on private property the City Elk Grove has no control over the decision. "The City did everything within its power to move the project forward," said Elk Grove Economic Development Director Darrell Doan.
"There were companies who signed leases at the mall who want to be here. Given this news, my team will do everything possible to assist those businesses locate somewhere in Elk Grove,' added Doan.
City officials said the land remains zoned for a regional mall, but it could be rezoned, and that would allow for other projects to be constructed. Those officials also said that HHC is considering their options for the property. Among those options might be new development concepts or selling the property.
The Wilton Rancheria Tribe purchased the property north of the mall site. The tribe plans to start building a casino later this year.