EIA, developer to build massive outlet mall near airport

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and mall developer Ivanhoé Cambridge are joining to develop a 45-acre shopping centre of outlet stores called “The Outlet Collection at EIA.”

Developer of CrossIron Mills north of Calgary to build mall on airport land on QE II

The "Outlet Collection at EIA" is part of the EIA's Highway Commercial Project, part of a larger plan to develop the airport into an urban economic region. (Edmonton International Airport)

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and mall developer Ivanhoé Cambridge are planning to develop a 45-acre shopping centre of outlet stores called “The Outlet Collection at EIA.”

The sprawling complex, to be built on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway south of Airport Road, will be 32,500 square metres and house 85 retail outlets.

Ivanhoé Cambridge developed "Vaughan Mills" in Toronto, which opened in 2004, and "CrossIron Mills" in Calgary, which opened in 2009, and is currently building "The Outlet Collection at Niagara," set to open next spring.

Revenue generated by leasing the land for the project will be reinvested into providing more air service at the airport, said Myron Keehn, EIA vice president of commercial development.

The scheduled opening date for the mall is fall 2016.
 

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