So this is the next block to see redevelopment. It has been in the works for years but it is supposed to be underway next spring, with this parking lot being excavated and a new block of condos with stores on the ground level going in. Many of the mall tenants have already left. It was always pretty quiet but now is often empty. The liquor store keeps going, as does the post office. Safeway still gets really busy at lunchtimes when the high school kids flood in.
The major benefit we will see is the removal of the high level flood lights in the parking lot which stay on all night, and prevent us from seeing anything in the night sky.