The Mall at Steamtown is home to over one hundred retail stores, including four anchors (one of them a cinema) and parking garages within a 1.4 Million square foot structure. The garage space alone encompasses 700,000 square feet and 2,200 parking spaces.
Almost a decade in the making, the mall’s developers struggled to see their dreams become a reality. The mall was one of only five in the country to open in 1993. Of the five, it was unique because it was built in a location to help revitalize a once bustling downtown area and was the only enclosed mall to open in the Northeast during those financially-troubled times.
One very unique feature about The Mall at Steamtown is its connection to a National Historic Site via a pedestrian bridge. This insight on the part of the developers provides access to the center for visitors of the park, which at the time of the project’s development was estimated to be 500,000 a year.
The Mall at Steamtown hosted a much-anticipated Grand Opening on October 23, 1993 and remains a vital economic force in Lackawanna County.
Eugene M. Ogozalek, AIA was the architect of record for this project.
GSF: 1.4 Million SF (Including Garages)
Total Cost: 105 Million
Design Completion: 1993