Greendale Redevelopment of former Boston Store Site to include Apartments and Retail

Redevelopment of former Boston Store Site to include Apartments and Retail


On December 21, 2021 the Greendale Village Board approved Barrett Lo Visionary Development’s proposal for a mixed-use development at the site of the former Boston Store property at Southridge Mall that will bring upscale market-rate apartment options for residents, modern retail amenities and significant new tax base to the community. 

Barrett Lo Visionary Development has a track record of success in helping communities create destination projects for their communities, including the Parterre at Emerald Row, a key part of the City of Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square project, as well as The Moderne and The Couture in the City of Milwaukee.

The development will include a residential complex constructed in three phases with a total of up to 790 upscale market-rate apartments including underground parking.  The buildings will have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The development will also include 50,000 square feet of retail / commercial space.

The proposal has been developed to eliminate the former Department Store, enhance and/or stabilize the tax base, improve the vitality of the Southridge Mall Area, attract new residents, and build the Village’s reputation and value.

Project Plan- Boston Store Redevelopment 

The Village has always looked for ways to improve the Southridge Mall Area and the 76th Street Business Corridor. We will continue to work with property owners in the Mall area to continue the effort that led to the revitalization of the Southridge Mall area. Our past efforts have led to many developments and redevelopments in the Mall area. 

Some examples of these developments and redevelopments include:

  • The empty Kohl's grocery store was remodeled into the Bed Bath and Beyond store.
  • The addition of the Berkshire Greendale 90-unit Senior Housing complex.
  • Conversion of empty Younkers department store building into the new $16 million Macy's department store.
  • The $65 million interior/exterior renovation of Southridge Mall.
  • The Leath Furniture building was removed, and the site was reconfigured to accommodate the Panda Express and Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurants.
  • The former Borders Book Store was converted to Designer Shoe Warehouse.
  • The empty Bowling Congress building was removed, and the 10-acre parcel converted to a Neighborhood Walmart, Chick fil-A, and U.S. Cellular (converting a $3.5 million vacant property into a $15 million value addition to tax rolls.)
  • The Village acquired the contaminated and vacated former F&F Tire Center and adjacent parcel and turned it into the Greenbelt Apartment, a 160-unit complex of three buildings with upscale amenities.
  • The Marcus Bistroplex opened with 8 theatres with in theatre dining.
  • A multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the former Sears store at the Mall, which consists of multiple tenant spaces, a new Dick’s Sporting Goods Store, Golf Galaxy, TJ Maxx, and a Round 1 Bowling and Amusement Complex.

Persons wanting additional information may contact the Village Manager at (414) 423-2100.