Northpark Mall opened in 1984. It was sold last year to a group in California.
Northpark Mall opened in 1984. It was sold last year to a group in California.
RIDGELAND — A year after purchasing Northpark mall, the new owners have announced plans to invest millions into renovations beginning next year.

Everything from the entrances and dining area to restrooms and lighting will be redeveloped, officials said.

Pacific Retail Capital Partners of El Segundo, Calif., purchased the property from Simon Property Management back in September 2016..

 “These renovations provide a new atmosphere, modern design, thoughtful options for families, and a place to create memories through experiences that go beyond shopping,” Gary Karl, COO of PRCP, said.

Los Angeles-based architects will lead the efforts and plan to infuse the Southern character with “modern design.”

“The stunning new look will combine clean modern glass, steel and natural light with the warmth of woods and subtle floral nuances,” officials stated. “The remodeled Northpark will deliver a mix of both traditional and new, with a curated experience for guests and community members.”

Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee said the city has been working with the leadership team at Northpark for years working towards reinvesting in the mall.

“We are anxiously awaiting the designs and look forward to working with them on ensuring the expectations of our community are exceeded,” he said.

“Investing in Northpark and this strong community benefits everyone,” added Karl. “The renovations and added amenities will provide an improved experience, for both our retailers and community. The fresh dining venues, children’s interactive play experience and family lounge create a stylish and warm, family-friendly gathering hub for Ridgeland.”

Northpark Mall opened in 1984 and features over 950,000 square feet of space. The Mall features over 120 stores, including such anchors as Dillard’s and Belk.

The renovation is expected to be complete in 2018, with much of the work being performed after hours.