Moving to the Mall: Transforming Empty Suburban Shopping Centers into Residential Communities

Suburban malls have seen better days. But one local developer says the future’s looking bright for what he envisions could be mini-cities.

Moving to the Mall
Focus Development
Moving to the Mall
Focus Development

Moving to the Mall: Transforming Empty Suburban Shopping Centers into Residential Communities

Suburban malls have seen better days. But one local developer says the future’s looking bright for what he envisions could be mini-cities.

Suburban malls have largely been in decline since their heyday in the 1980s. But the pandemic has put many of them on life support. So, what’s the future hold for these massive properties?

As part of our Chicago Innovators series, trained architect and developer Tim Anderson shares his vision for what he calls the urbanization of the suburban mall.

GUEST: Tim Anderson, founder and CEO of Focus