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Redevelopment of ShoppingTown Mall might finally be happening

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The long-awaited revitalization of the former ShoppingTown Mall in DeWitt is finally taking shape, as Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced an official agreement with OHB Redevelopment LLC.

Years of legal disputes and departing tenants have now paved the way for the transformation of the shopping center into District East, an ambitious mixed-use development project. Under the terms of the contract, Onondaga County will receive $8 million for the site.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

Previously revealed in July, District East aims to divide the property into five distinct zones, offering a combination of residential, entertainment, dining, retail, and office spaces. The project will not only breathe new life into the area, but also generate significant economic benefits.

During the construction phase, approximately 950 jobs will be created, while the completed District East is expected to provide 1,500 permanent on-site positions. Furthermore, the development is projected to contribute nearly $12 million in sales tax revenue for both the county and the state.