First phase of massive Tangers Outlet mall opens in Kanata

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Ottawa Construction News staff writer

The Tangers Outlet at the 417 and Palladium Dr. has opened.  PCL Construction has worked on the project, estimated to have $120 million ground-up construction cost, as part of a national joint venture between U.S.-based Tanger Outlets and Canadian RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

Taggart Realty and Trinity Developments have also participated in the Ottawa project, according to published reports.

City planning documents filed in 2012 say the project will also include four “free standing” restaurants and an approximately 200-room, three storey hotel.

The outlet centre opened on Oct. 17, in time for the 2014 Christmas season. There were immediate traffic congestion plans because  construction work on Highway 417 combined with the mall opening.

Phase one had been set at 293,000 sq. ft. of branded factory outlet retailers.  Early confirmed tenants included the Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Guess Factory Store, American Eagle Factory Store, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan New York.
A press release announcing the project said the mall would generate about $15 million in annual sales tax revenue.

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