CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Charleston Town Center officials on Wednesday unveiled an $800,000 renovation plan to improve the shopping mecca's Court Street facade.
General Manager Tom Bird said the upgrade is designed to make the mall's exterior as welcoming as the interior, which underwent a $7 million upgrade last year ahead of the mall's 30th anniversary in 2013.
"We want to bring this end of the mall up to the level that we've brought the rest of the mall up to," Bird said.
Crews from Wiseman Construction have already begun some of the exterior work, which includes:
* Replacing all concrete surfaces between J.C. Penney and Five Guys Burger and Fries.
* Improving the pick-up lane in front of Chili's and Outback Steakhouse.
* Bringing all new sidewalks and ramps into compliance with updated federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
* Increasing the size of walkways and renovating the restaurant patio areas.
* Adding 11 decorative street light poles to boost lighting.
* Adding additional green spaces around the mall.
* Treating the surface concrete with a brushed technique that makes walking safer in the winter.
* Installing a new stained concrete walkway into the mall entrance.