I finally got around to listening to the John DeWolf interview on HoCoMoJo. John is the new executive that the Howard Hughes Corporation has hired to steer the
Columbia Town Center redevelopment project. He replaces Greg Hamm who left in December.
In the interview, John mentions that while working for The Limited he spent half of his time working on
Easton Town Center. was conceived in 1990 by Les Wexner the chairman and CEO of The Limited. Today it contains over 3 million square feet of office space ( Easton Town Center Columbia Town Center has approximately 2.7 million square feet) and 1.7 million square feet of retail space ( has approximately 1.4 million square feet). Columbia Town Center
In 2000 it won the Innovative Design of a New Project Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers.
According to this description in Wikipedia, the project also has some pretty novel regulations.
I’m not so sure you could get away with that in HoCo.