Potomac Mills

Prince William County, VA
38.64058
-77.29519
  • Project Use Super Regional Shopping Center
  • Project Size 1.6 Million Square Feet of leasable area; 5,500 parking spaces
  • Year Completed Phase I – 1985
    Phase II – 1986
    Phase III - 1993

Project Information

Project Use
Super Regional Shopping Center
Project Size
1.6 Million Square Feet of leasable area; 5,500 parking spaces
Project Location
Prince William County, VA
Year Completed
Phase I – 1985
Phase II – 1986
Phase III - 1993
Project Cost
$225 million
Role
Developer
Owner
Leasing
Management

Project Description

Potomac Mills was the prototype development of the Mills concept, which was created to combine the elements of a regional mall with value retail in a nontraditional, regionally appropriate environment. The enclosed mall features a “Main Street” format with individually designed storefronts, landscaped courtyard areas, and a food court.  Located directly off Interstate 95 in northern Virginia on a 110-acre site, Potomac Mills is thirty minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.

Phase I opened in September, 1985, and consists of approximately 650,000 square feet and parking for over 5,500 cars.

Phase II, completed in 1986, consists of an additional 550,000 square feet of retail area and a ten-plex movie theater. Phase III, completed in 1993, added another 400,000 square feet of value-retail space. Potomac Mills attracts over 23 million visitors annually, and is the largest tourist attraction in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 10 million vehicles per year.

Anchors/Majors: AMC 15 Theatre, Books-A-Million, Burlington Coat Factory, Daffy’s, G Street Fabrics, Group USA, JCPenney Outlet, Linens ‘N Things, Marshalls, Mikasa, Nordstrom Rack, Off 5TH-Saks Fifth Avenue, Spiegel Outlet, TJ Maxx, Vans Skatepark.