Can These Redesigned Malls Revitalize Communities?

Click the link below for a neat article about the decline of the shopping mall, and the positive impact that could have on the suburbs:

http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/will-the-death-of-malls-save-the-suburbs/?is_wp_site=1

Here are a couple excerpts:

"Some municipalities are finding that these dead shopping meccas present a unique opportunity to reinvent—and reinvigorate—their sleepy suburban landscapes. The centers are being transformed into public parks, medical complexes, even hockey rinks. In some cases they’re even being rethought as walkable “urban developments in the suburbs” which include funky boutiques, innovative restaurants, fitness centers, entertainment, and, yes, housing."

"There are now nearly 300 former malls in the U.S. that either have or are becoming mixed-use developments, says Dunham-Jones. And about 50 of these conversions include housing."