Last month, the Nanuet mall's said that it would start demolition in September. However, the mall owners, Simon Properties, had only filed partial site plans with Clarkstown's planning board and they were waiting on an affidavit from Macy's before the planning board could begin to review it.
The Clarkstown Planning Department has now received all the paperwork from Simon Properties on the Nanuet Mall and will begin reviewing it, said Shirley Thormann, chairperson of the planning board. The town said Simon has not yet requested a demolition permit from Clarkstown's Building Department.
Once the site plans are approved and the demo permit is filed, reviewed and approved, work will begin on the structures that Simon owns. That includes the main concourse of the mall, the former Boscov’s department store building and the two-story parking structure adjacent to the mall off Route 59.
Macy's and Sears will not be knocked down as they own their respective buildings. Simon plans to meet informally with Clarkstown in the upcoming weeks. Simon has also been asked to prepare renderings of all buildings so people can see what they will look like. Just stop by the Planning Board office at Town Hall to see the renderings.
The new structure that will go up will be more than one building, it will be more than one level and is still going to be a mall with separate entrances to each store and more "open air" with walkways.
At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Town Hall, room 301, there is a Planning Board meeting about the Nanuet Mall that the public can sit in on and the Nanuet Mall is on the tentative schedule for the Nov. 30 meeting, same time and place.
Here's what they're looking to put into the new mall:
- A 60-80,000 square feet specialty food store will be included
- The stores will be high-end stores
- The stores at the Nanuet Mall will not likely duplicate existing stores at the Palisades Center