Atlanta-based developer Ben Carter Enterprises has proposed an outlet shopping center with more than 560,000 square feet of stores and restaurants at the southwest quadrant of I-95 and Pooler Parkway in Pooler, GA.
The Outlet Mall of Georgia is shooting for a projected opening in spring 2014 with four anchor stores, food court, restaurants and a wide variety of shops. The project could accommodate another 500,000 square feet of retail and hotel space.
Pooler is located in the Savannah area, the third-largest city in Georgia behind Atlanta and Augusta. Savannah’s 12 million annual visitors is second only to Myrtle Beach, SC at 14 million, on the Southern coast. Charleston, SC has 4 million annual visitors, St. Augustine, FL, 3.4 million and Hilton Head, SC. 2 million.
The Savannah regional trade area has a population of over 700,000 and the Savannah metro area has a population of 425,000 people, ranking third in Georgia behind Atlanta and Augusta.
Ben Carter Enterprises has developed several mixed-use and retail projects in Georgia and Florida, including The Mall of Georgia, a 1.7 million square foot retail and entertainment complex in Gwinnett County; St. Johns Town Center and Town Center II in Jacksonville, FL; Conyers Crossroads, nearly 500,000 square feet in Rockdale County, GA, and Columbus Park Crossing and Columbus Park Crossing South, 1 million square feet of retail and mixed use in Columbus, GA.