Photos courtesy Northeast Collaborative Architects

We’ve talked before about what can be done with mothballed schools, and decommissioned churches. But the closure of Collin Creek Mall in Plano this week gave rise to another question: What could be done with an old mall?

After all, many analysts believe the number of shuttered malls will only grow.

“There are still about 1,100 malls in the U.S. today, but a quarter of them are at risk of closing over the next five years, according to estimates from Credit Suisse,” Josh Sanburn wrote in Time magazine in 2017. “Other analysts predict the number will be even higher.” (more…)