Developers Reveal Plans to Redevelop the Shuttered Galleria Mall in White Plains

Rendering of the District Galleria entranceRendering of the District Galleria entrance

Seven months after the Galleria Mall in White Plains closed its doors, developers have revealed a seven-building residential complex to replace the shuttered building. The development team includes Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP), The Cappelli Organization, SL Green Realty Corporation, and Aareal Bank.

Annemarie Plenge, executive vice president of design for PRCP, is the master architectural designer of the project and is working in collaboration with Gensler, Kimley Horn, and Eric Rain Landscape Architecture.

Plans to construct the complex, officially known as The District at Galleria, are currently under review by The White Plains Common Council. If approved, the complex would create up to 3,200 apartments, including around 384 affordable housing units, a quarter-mile-long pedestrian promenade, pet playgrounds, grocery stores, restaurants, and local retail.

Rendering of the Main Street Plaza at District Galleria

Rendering of the Main Street Plaza at District Galleria

Rendering of District Galleria's open plaza

Rendering of District Galleria’s open plaza

Rendering of the District Galleria food hall's lower level

Rendering of the District Galleria food hall’s lower level

Preliminary renderings of the complex show a mix of structures with varying heights, massing, and façades surrounding a lush outdoor plaza. Many of the restaurants will be housed within a food hall that will feature a mix of fast casual businesses and communal seating. To create a neighborhood setting, the central plaza will have spaces for live music, community events, and a seasonal ice skating rink during the colder months.

“As an urban renewal project that began more than 50 years ago, the reimagining of this property is integral to the transformation of Downtown White Plains, which began in earnest over 20 years ago with City Center,” said Louis Cappelli, CEO and founder of the Cappelli Organization. “The District Galleria will go a long way in making our local community more enjoyable, desirable, sustainable, and resilient.”

At this phase of the project, the development team does not have an anticipated construction schedule or a date of completion.

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6 Comments on "Developers Reveal Plans to Redevelop the Shuttered Galleria Mall in White Plains"

  1. Typo! Shuttered is correct. Shuddered is wrong.

  2. William McCutcheon | October 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm | Reply

    The complex should include Luxury Condos, Rentals – market and affordable, a hotel, office space, and middle to high end retail possibly one of those along with mid to high end restaurants smaller new Macyd branded stores. Something on a smaller scale like Hudson Yards in Manhattan. No DEADZONES. No open plazas that just collect dirt and grime but a place where people walk, sit, eat. Etc.

  3. it will open in 2026 district galleries place

  4. They can’t build this fast enough; the demand is enormous. It would be good if White Plains upgraded its bus and bike lane network, though asap. There should be curb-raised protected bike lanes, and bus-priority lanes and shelters of high quality that would attract these residents. While this park looks nice, it sucks that long stretches of White Plains streets are without retail.

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