Choate Kicks Off Project with Repeat Client Tanger Outlets at Daytona Wall Raising Event

January 20, 2016

Courtesy of The Daytona Beach News-Journal

DAYTONA BEACH — The North Carolina company that’s developing an outlet mall here on the east side of Interstate 95 will join local elected officials and business leaders in a ceremony Wednesday to raise the first wall.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. officials aren’t commenting ahead of the event, but Mike Garrett, the city’s director of permits and licensing, said his department issued building permits in November and December for the shell construction of 10 multi-tenant retail buildings that will offer a total of approximately 350,000 square feet of space.

The combined estimated construction cost of those buildings is nearly $46 million, the most for a retail project in Daytona Beach in recent years, Garrett said.

And that’s not counting the cost of the interior build-outs of the individual stores, which the retail tenants will apply for at a later date, he said.

“That project is rocking and rolling,” Garrett said, adding that the outlet mall will be “high end” in design with ample landscaping and a pedestrian-friendly layout.

The buildings will be in clusters and arranged in a racetrack fashion, he said, adding, “How appropriate for Daytona.”

Features will include a splash park for kids and kiosks to help shoppers find the stores they are looking for.

“You can walk around the perimeter or meander through those buildings” without having to walk past all the stores, he said.

Garrett said he visited a newly built Tanger Outlets center in Pooler, Georgia, in August to get an idea of what the finished product looked like and came away impressed. “It was definitely a high-end product,” he said.

That outlet mall also featured a racetrack layout, he said.

The Tanger Outlets center in Daytona Beach is being built on 39 acres south of LPGA Boulevard and will be bordered on the east by Cornerstone Drive, an existing road next to the Cornerstone Office Park that will be extended further south, Garrett said.

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