Future of Outlet Village

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

It's a village you could say is missing most of its villagers; it's the Waynesboro Outlet Village.

The city just lowered its property value from $6.4 million $4.6 million.

The owner says it's because this piece of land cannot be compared to its booming neighborhood on the other side of I-64, the spot of the new Home Depot.

But at the village, it's more like a ghost town.

And the city can't do anything to change that; it's privately-owned property.

"We certainly would send them referrals who we thought need space that would fit in their building," said Brent Frank, Waynesboro's Economic Development director. "But, we don't manage private property in the city of Waynesboro."

And don't expect outlets anytime soon.

The owner says he is not actively pursuing retailers, and doesn't see the space as ever being home to successful outlets.

Butt it is on the market and the owner says he's waiting for the right price.


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