Park Central Mall was Phoenix’s first large-scale shopping mall, and it rose in the heart of midtown for a reason — it was a great location with abundant transportation access, vital nearby neighborhoods and exceptional amenities in the area.
Retail centers come and go, and Park Central was no exception. But now, Park Central is on the verge of a dramatic transformation. Park Central will take advantage of its mid-century modern roots and design features to become a dynamic, modern mixed-use adaptive re-use project. It will once again serve both the core of the community and the “new economy” office and restaurant tenants seeking authentic spaces with an outdoor connection.
Park Central’s original design as an outdoor regional mall provides a unique opportunity to utilize features that are attractive to today’s “new economy” office users. Large floor plates. High ceilings with a variety of fascinating exposed roof structures. Ground level indoor/outdoor work experiences. Authentic non-traditional office experiences. Exceptional design by local architect richärd+bauer. Collaborative campus atmosphere. Abundant parking.
With a nod toward its past and an eye toward the future, Park Central will once again provide visitors and employees with easy access to major nearby freeways and more importantly two light rail stations, close proximity to some of Phoenix’s hottest neighborhoods and housing, and all the benefits of being at the heart of Phoenix’s urban core.
Park Central was once the place to be in central Phoenix. And it’s about to be once again, serving as a new home for innovative, entrepreneurial companies and retailers.