Younkers
Project Overview
Client

Westdale CR Ventures #1, LLC

Key Features
  • Size: 100,000sf
  • Tenant: Younkers
  • Delivery: December 2016
  • General Contractor: Builtech Services, LLC
  • Architect: Aspect, Inc.

FDG was the developer for this renovation at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids, IA.
The FDG team oversaw all elements of the complex renovation, including tenant lease negotiation, deal structuring, financing, design, construction, accounting, contract compliance and delivery to tenant.

The design and implementation of this renovation were complex as Younkers had been a long time tenant of an enclosed Westdale Mall. Westdale redevelopment plans called for Younkers to become a free-standing building. Renovations included: research of wind load capabilities and frost footings for the design and construction of walls to serve as new exterior walls at the previous entrances to mall common area on two separate levels, demo of the enclosed mall from the Younkers building, as well as exterior façade renovations, new entrance vestibule, and site and parking lot renovations. All renovations were successfully completed without ANY sales interruption to the tenant.