Asheville, N.C. — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has named the Asheville Outlets a commendation winner in the renovations and expansions category at the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards competition.
ICSC announced the winners during an awards ceremony at ICSC’s RetailGreen and CenterBuild Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nine real estate developments throughout the country won an award, and Asheville Outlets was the only outlet center to achieve this distinction. New England Development developed and manages the property, which is the redevelopment of an enclosed regional shopping mall into a multi-building, open-air center. The 325,000-square-foot center features a mountain village design with stone cladding, wood accents, paved pedestrian walkways, water fountains, landscaped gardens and multiple seating areas. Located roughly five miles from downtown, Asheville Outlets is home to tenants including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, J. Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Vera Bradley and Field & Stream.