After being vacant for several years, the owners of Mowry Crossing have filed a demolition permit.
The center off Mowry Avenue is owned by Sand Hill Property Company, and once held large tenants, like Mervyn’s and Circuit City. The owners have not been able to find new tenants to fill any of the vacant spots in the center, which is located across the street from .
The Mervyn’s building is the only newer building in the center, and will not be demolished, however, it remains boarded up and vacant.
City manager John Becker said the permit was only filed to demolish the older buildings in the center.
“The city would like to see older buildings demolished, and we are encouraging them to do that,” Becker said.
Becker said the city does not know what the future plans are for the center once it has been demolished, and will most likely not find out until the property owner file an official application.
At this time, Becker said there are no discussions or plans to offer Sand Hill Property Company any incentives or offers to redevelop the property.
Kevin Dare of Sand Hill Property Company said they are moving forward to demolish the buildings shortly. He said they plan to redevelop the center, and would not provide any additional information.
“We are kind of in discussion with quite a few tenants,” Dare said. “I can’t share right now, but we are in middle of it, and we are looking to have something shortly.”
Plans are to begin the demolition before the end of the year.
“We are definitely moving forward with the project, and we are just lining up the tenants and moving forward as we are can,” Dare said. “We are looking to hear some good news soon.”