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City of Kettering Representatives and Skilken/CASTO Unveil Redevelopment Plans for Town & Country
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Kettering, Ohio — Today, representatives for the City of Kettering and Skilken/CASTO, the property owners, unveiled exciting plans and renderings for the redevelopment of Town and Country. New facade elements include individual brick storefronts of varying scale with large shop windows, signage enhancements and colored awnings, as well as pedestrian enhancements and new street-front retail opportunities. "Town & Country is at the center of the Kettering community and we believe this redevelopment will enhance its presence for years to come," said Frank R. Petruziello, vice president and principal at Skilken. "The new facade, coupled with enhanced landscaping and new street-front retail buildings will make the center more urban and pedestrian friendly, following national trends." Project owners and architect, Ford & Associates, will work to minimize the impact of the renovations on tenants and customers by building the new facade slightly north of the existing building. The renovations are scheduled to begin in April 2007 and will be completed in the fall of 2007. "We look forward to seeing exciting changes taking place at Town & Country," said Mark Schwieterman, Kettering City Manager. "So much positive activity takes place at Town & Country, they are a significant community partner and I'm sure the proposed changes will insure that the mall continues to be an epicenter of activity for many years to come." A new building at the entrance of the center will include 4,500 square feet of retail space that mirrors the design of the new Town & Country facade. A signature building site at the corner of Stroop and Shroyer roads will be available for single retail tenant use. The center also will be enhanced to be more pedestrian friendly with a new parking layout, enhanced landscaping and brick walkways. ABOUT TOWN & COUNTRY Town & Country offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in the greater Dayton metropolitan area. Located at Stroppe and Far Hills roads in Kettering, major tenants include Books & Co., Trader Joe's, Stein Mart, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Panera Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings and First Watch. To learn more about Town & Country, visit www.daytontownandcountry.com. ABOUT SKILKEN Skilken is a full-service, vertically integrated retail real estate development company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. With over 80 years of experience in real estate development, Skilken specializes in developing and acquiring premier retail space for leading retailers such as Home Depot, Kroger, Target, ShopKo and T.J. Maxx in markets around the country. Skilken is also the preferred developer for several retailers include CVS/pharmacy and Chase Bank. For more information about development opportunities with Skilken, please call 614.418.3100 or visit us on the web at www.skilken.com. ABOUT CASTO CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of commercial shopping centers and multi-family residences, office buildings and corporate parks. CASTO's growing portfolio currently includes over 20 million square feet of commercial property and nearly 5,000 residential units located primarily throughout hte midwestern and southeastern United States. CASTO Lifestyle Properties, an affiliate company of CASTO, is based in Sarasota, Florida and focuses on the development of mixed-use lifestyle centers. To learn more about CASTO and its properties, call 614.228.5331 or visit www.castoinfo.com.
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