Westbard Shopping Center Construction Update

2021 Emerging Design Trends
July 15, 2021
Residents of The Avenue have been anticipating the development of the Westbard shopping center for many years now. Regency Centers, the developers of the property, have given very few updates on the project until recently. Initially, the construction of Phase 1 was scheduled to begin in 2020. Phase 1 consists of a new Giant grocery store with a multi-level parking garage along with additional retail and restaurant spaces.

When the COVID-19 pandemic occurred, it delayed construction plans and people were left in the dark about when construction would start. Last week, new signs were visible at the entrance to the shopping center stating that stores will remain open during construction while highlighting the new name of the future shopping center, ‘Westbard Square.’

The Westbard Square website offers an updated construction schedule. Construction preparation is now underway (July 2021) and work will start on the new Giant grocery store and other retail spaces beginning on August 23, 2021. The current Giant store and shopping center will remain open during construction. The new Giant will be constructed on the large empty parking lot adjacent to the current structure.
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In the first quarter of 2022, construction is said to begin on the realignment of Westbard Ave and Ridgefield Rd. The realignment will directly connect Westbard Ave to River Rd and will remove the existing intersection at Ridgefield Rd and Westbard Ave. During this time, construction will also begin on the six-story senior living facility which will be located on the corner where the current ‘Westwood Center II” multi-level shopping center currently stands.

In the first quarter of 2024, construction will begin on the remaining retail spaces along with the addition of 300 apartment units located above the retail space. Additionally, the construction of 72 townhomes built by EYA located between the new shopping area and the existing Kenwood Condominiums will start during this time. The entire project is said to be complete in 2027.

For additional information and updates visit https://westbardsquare.com

NOTE: All images are courtesy of WestbardSquare.com.
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Image courtesy of Westbardsquare.com