Macdonald 80 Shopping Center is a 200,000 sq. ft. (18,580m³) regional shopping mall in Richmond, California anchored by a Target store. The center was largely demolished and rebuilt after suffering from urban decay and blight. It is the only entirely LEED certified mall.
In 2004 as part of redevelopment efforts to revitalize the city's "Main Street" - Macdonald Avenue the city began to contemplate the revival of the center. This was envisioned as a way to ameliorate the budget deficit by acquiring additional sales tax revenues. controversially used eminent domain to demolish the entire mall, except the former toy store Mechanics Bank sites.
A new shopping center with modern central parking surrounded by shopping; as opposed to the classical retail architectural model of a centrally located retail structure building. The site is located between Macdonald Avenue, Interstate 80, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) tracks and a county health center.
The city plans to expand the center by demolishing the health center and former toy store building and constructing a Lowe's home improvement store and garden center. The county health center would be relocated to Doctor's Hospital in San Pablo.
A Target Greatlands was originally envisioned however it was scaled down to a regular Target. Therefore a nearby Target in El Cerrito that had decayed over the years was relocated to this site. It is both the only LEED certified and only Target with its own built-in police substation.