Lloyd Center was developed in 1960 as the largest shopping center in the country. With roughly 1.4 million sf of space on more than 50 acres, today it is still the largest shopping center in Oregon. After extensive interior renovations in 2006, Deacon returned to the Lloyd Center campus in 2016 to update the mall entrances and complete an interior concourse renovation. With over 33,000 visitors a day, it was necessary to perform much of the work at night.
The renovation plans included updating existing entryways, including the Halsey Street Entrance, the Northeast Mall Entrance, and the Southeast Mall Entrance. The entryways have been upgraded to allow for more natural light to enter the mall, improve pedestrian visibility, and create a more modern design to go along with the mall’s new look.
A new pedestrian entrance on NE Multnomah Street approaching the main doors was infused with lush landscaping treatments, bright lighting, ample sidewalk café-style seating, and vibrant storefront displays featuring the west entrance into Macy’s department store. Once inside the new entrance, shoppers are greeted by a grand spiral staircase spanning all three levels of the shopping center.
The famous ice rink was reconfigured and upgraded with the rest of the interior improvements. Featuring a more traditional oval design, it has been shifted to the east and become the central attraction of a newly revamped Center Court.