Southpark Regional Shopping Area
Key Regional Shopping Center
As the key regional shopping center for Southside Central Virginia, Southpark Mall and the surrounding shopping district serve a broad area. This vibrant retail center is anchored by the mall and is easily accessible off of I-95, where over 95,000 vehicles pass through daily.
Major national and regional retailers have located here over the last two decades because of the area’s strategic location, the market’s demand for products and services, strong traffic volumes, and an ever-growing demographic base. As an important shopping destination with drive times in excess of 45 minutes, the City’s national and regional anchors continue to produce one of Virginia’s highest sales volumes. As a result, the city continues to see search activity from major retailers as they are always looking for opportunities to enter the market.
Some outparcel opportunities remain for restaurants and smaller footprint concepts. The City encourages the redevelopment of existing properties to accommodate growth and expansion. Incentives for property rehabilitation were passed by City Council in 2009. Few vacancies exist within this market.
The city will continue to support additional development opportunities with incentives and infrastructure improvements, as needed. Major regional economic development drivers include the neighboring Ft. Lee (BRAC) U.S. Army expansion, and, the Rolls Royce and CCAM projects in nearby Prince George County. The regional community is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth.
New development possibilities exist in the Appomattox River Corridor off of Charles Dimmock Parkway. Refer to the Key Projects link of our website for more information.
All Things Retail
This Southpark District is why the city is “All Things Retail” to the region. The City promotes growth and a “can-do” business style. Let us know what we can do to assist you with your project.
For more information on how the regional economic development activities are re-shaping the commercial districts of Colonial Heights, visit Virginia's Gateway Region website.