LBG Real Estate Co., the new owners of The Shops at Hilltop — formerly Hilltop Mall — released an architectural firm’s renderings of what they envision the mall can look like in the near future.
The images, which the owners say are subject to change as the development plans progress, are by Herschman Architects. They were published Monday by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt’s office ahead of the mayor’s Business Roundtable event on Thursday, Oct. 26 at The Shops at Hilltop, 2200 Hilltop Road, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
At that roundtable — where local business owners, city staff and elected officials gather to discuss ways to enhance Richmond’s business climate — the new mall owners will provide a presentation about future plans, including new mall tenants, and conduct a tour of the shopping center.
As we reported in the past, the new owners say the short-term plan is to give the long-declining mall a makeover with fresh décor and signage to draw in new tenants and more shoppers. In the longterm, developers want to revamp the property into a project with mix of uses such as retail, housing, office and a hotel.
For more information about the mayor’s business roundtable, go here.