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Bridgeport Village
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Plaza area
Location Tigard &
Tualatin, Oregon
 United States
Opening date May 2005
No. of stores and services 90
Total retail floor area 465,000 square feet (43,200 m2)
(GLA)
Website www.bridgeport-village.com

Bridgeport Village is a lifestyle center located in Tualatin and Tigard, Oregon, United States, operated by CenterCal Properties. The center opened on May 19, 2005 and is located in one of the Portland metropolitan area's most affluent areas.[1] The center has a variety of services, including valet service, restaurant reservations, package carryout, a courtesy shuttle to vehicles, and umbrellas available to borrow. The center features a water and fire fountain, and an Italian gazebo and kiosks by Neri.

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History

The site of the mall was originally a county-owned rock quarry.[2] Washington County stopped removing gravel from the site in the 1980s and began filling the property in order to prepare the land for development.[2] Plans for shopping center in the Bridgeport area where Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Durham, and Tigard meet began in 1999.[3] In 2001, Washington County sold the former Durham gravel pit to Opus Northwest and Center Oak Properties for $18.75 million.[4][5] The 30-acre (120,000 m2) site was just west of Interstate 5 in both Tualatin and Tigard, and adjacent to Durham.[6]

Original plans called for a USD $163 million mixed use development with approximately 320,000 square feet (30,000 m2) of retail space and 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of office space.[6] These plans also included residential space and a movie theater.[7] Perkowitz + Ruth Architects helped design the village,[8] which was designed without the traditional anchor department store.[9] In 2003, Lake Oswego threatened to derail the project over concerns of congestion affecting the neighboring city. The city and Washington County settled the matter in August 2003, with Lake Oswego receiving USD $300,000 to use for traffic improvement projects.[10]

Before the center opened, the development was sold for around $170 million to BV CenterCal LLC.[3] Opus Northwest was the general contractor of the USD $80 million project.[11] Overall costs for the entire development totaled USD $250 million.[12] In November 2004, the first store at the open-air lifestyle center, Crate & Barrel, opened.[13] On May 19, 2005, the rest of the mall opened,[14][15] with additional stores at the site opened in November 2005.[16] Planned residential units were never built,[17] nor was a planned underground parking structure.[18]

Line of shops at night

In 2006, the architect won an International Council of Shopping Centers Design and Development Award.[19] By 2007, the center had revenue of more than $600 per square-foot, which placed Bridgeport in the top five-percent of malls in the United States.[20] At that time it was also bringing in nearly 4 million shoppers each year, leading to discussions of whether to designate the area as a town center under the regional government's land use plan.[21] In April 2008, the county settled legal claims against a contractor who filled the old rock quarry and prepared the site for the mall regarding methane gas leaking at the site for USD $1 million.[2]

Amenities

Bridgeport Village is an open-air lifestyle center focused around outdoor pedestrian areas,[22] which are paved with bricks.[23] Bridgeport Village has about 90 shops and restaurants, which include Coldwater Creek, McCormick & Schmick's, Crate & Barrel, Talbots, Borders Books & Music, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and Romano's Macaroni Grill among others.[24] Other retail and restaurant developments surround Bridgeport Village, but are not part of the lifestyle center.[14][25][26]

The complex includes 465,000 square feet (43,200 m2) of leasable space, including an 18-screen theater owned by Regal Cinemas.[9] The theater includes an IMAX screen.[27] Bridgeport includes 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) of office space on the second floor of the complex,[28] and a four-story above-ground parking structure.[29] Much of the office space is leased by professionals such as dentists.[28] Other features include classic looking street lamps, music played throughout the complex, a gazebo, a fountain, and a children's play structure area.[30]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Container Store to Open Three New Stores". The Gourmet Retailer (VNU Business Media, Inc.). March 28, 2005.  
  2. ^ a b c Gorman, Kathleen (April 16, 2008). "County, contractor settle over methane gas problem". The Oregonian: pp. E5.  
  3. ^ a b Culverwell, Wendy. “Pricey deals underscore rebound in real estate”, Portland Business Journal, January 28, 2005.
  4. ^ Goldfield, Robert. “Big plans are in store for prime Durham spot”. Portland Business Journal, June 22, 2001.
  5. ^ Raths, David. “Despite slump, builders keep projects moving”, Portland Business Journal, October 26, 2001.
  6. ^ a b Goldfield, Robert. “Developers eyeing Durham quarry site”, Portland Business Journal, June 8, 2001.
  7. ^ Brenneman, Kristina. “Back to Main Street”, Portland Business Journal, June 22, 2001.
  8. ^ Stout, Heidi J. "Long Beach architecture firm opens in Portland", Portland Business Journal, December 12, 2003.
  9. ^ a b Goldfield, Robert. “'Anchors away' at malls”, Portland Business Journal, June 25, 2004.
  10. ^ Tims, Dana (August 30, 2003). "Deal ends standoff over Bridgeport shopping hub". The Oregonian: pp. E1.  
  11. ^ "Top Projects of 2003; Oregon; #2 Bridgeport Village, Tualatin, Ore.". Northwest Construction 7 (6). June 1, 2004.  
  12. ^ Bella, Rick (April 20, 2008). "Suburbs ready, willing to handle retail growth". The Oregonian: pp. W18.  
  13. ^ Goldfield, Robert. “Retail arrives in spades on Portland's west side”, Portland Business Journal, January 28, 2005.
  14. ^ a b Culverwell, Wendy. “Bridgeport Village transforms neighborhood”, Portland Business Journal, May 27, 2005.
  15. ^ Tims, Dana (May 16, 2005). "High-end expectations". The Oregonian: pp. A1.  
  16. ^ “More stores opening in Bridgeport Village”, Portland Business Journal, November 16, 2005.
  17. ^ Tucker, Libby (April 25, 2008). "Housing gains ground at Bridgeport Village in Tualatin". Daily Journal of Commerce.  
  18. ^ Tims, Dana (August 27, 2006). "A shopper's dream in a parking nightmare". The Oregonian: pp. D1.  
  19. ^ "Perkowitz+Ruth's Bridgeport Village design honored". Daily Journal of Commerce. January 16, 2007.  
  20. ^ Culverwell, Wendy. “Bridgeport spurs retailing revival”, Portland Business Journal, July 20, 2007.
  21. ^ Tims, Dana (July 19, 2007). "Bridgeport Village shakes up 'regional centers' idea". The Oregonian: pp. B5.  
  22. ^ Nussmeier, Corine and Emily Matza. “Lifestyle centers force new way of thinking”, Portland Business Journal, August 26, 2005.
  23. ^ Tims, Dana (May 20, 2005). "Bridgeport Village complex awash in shoppers, showers". The Oregonian.  
  24. ^ Mandel (November 25, 2004). "Season's shopping ready on West Side". The Oregonian: pp. Southwest Zoner, 1.  
  25. ^ Tims, Dana (November 3, 2005). "New mall spawns building nearby". The Oregonian.  
  26. ^ Tims, Dana (January 27, 2005). "Merchants swarm to land in Bridgeport Village area". The Oregonian: pp. West Zoner, 1.  
  27. ^ Tims, Dana (April 25, 2007). "'Spider-Man 3' to spin a really big web". The Oregonian.  
  28. ^ a b Culverwell, Wendy. “Developers find success mixing office with retail”, Portland Business Journal, May 26, 2006.
  29. ^ Tims, Dana (February 24, 2005). "Bridgeport Village's obstacle course". The Oregonian: pp. West Zoner, D2.  
  30. ^ Buri McDonald, Sherri (July 10, 2005). "Turning this ... ... into this; Real Estate & Housing; Possibilities for downtown can be seen in what the developers created with a Portland area mall". The Register-Guard: pp. A1.  

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Coordinates: 45°23′45″N 122°45′08″W / 45.3959°N 122.7522°W / 45.3959; -122.7522


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