Westminster is developing a new mall located at I-25 and West 144th Avenue, to feature 1.1 million square feet of shops, restaurants and entertainment.  Additionally, there will be office space and 500 residential units.

The mall will be named, Orchard.  The two national tenants to become Orchard's anchor stores are Foley's and J.C. Penney.  Additionally, AMC will build a 12 theater complex at the site.

The developer, Forest City is also responsible for the popular Stapleton neighborhood at the site of Denver's former airport and the southeast Saddle Rock Village mall in Aurora.

Fashioned in the popular new urbanism design, the architecture of Orchard will be an eclectic mix spanning the years between the late 19th and early 21st century.  The retail area will be reminiscent of main streets in small towns of the early 20th century.

Residents of the northern corridor will be pleased to know construction for Orchard will begin in April of 2005 and be completed within 3 to 5 years.