The de-malling of Washington continues.
Forest City Washington is planning an upgrade of Ballston Common Mall in Arlington that would include adding a row of sidewalk retail along Wilson Boulevard and building 306 residential units above the property.
Thomas W. Henneberry, chief operating officer at Forest City Washington, said he has begun discussing the future of the 579,000-square-foot mall with county officials and pitching the idea of a reconfiguring it with prospective restaurant and shop owners.
Many of the mall’s most popular features would be upgraded or expanded, including the Kettler Capitals Iceplex — which hosts Washington Capitals practices and public skating hours — a Regal movie theater and a Sport & Health Club.
Under the plans (which require county approval) the mall’s eastern end at North Randolph Street would be torn down and replaced with a row of outward-facing shops and residential towers above.