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First Regional Shopping Center in the Three Prefectures of the Tokai Region
Construction Starts April 1 on LaLaport NAGOYA KOMEI (Tentative Name) Planned to Open in Fall 2018

March 30, 2017
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, March 30, 2017 - Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced today that it will start construction on April 1 on LaLaport NAGOYA KOMEI (tentative name) in Nagoya’s Minato Ward. Mitsui Fudosan has been developing the project as the first regional shopping center in the three prefectures of the Tokai Region and it is planned to open in fall 2018.

This facility will be located within minato AQULS, a town that will newly emerge through a large-scale, multi-use development project being led by the Toho Gas Group and will play a core role in creating a lively neighborhood. Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd. also plans to develop a condominium on the site of minato AQULS, located immediately north of this facility.

The project site is superbly located for convenience of access with the Egawa Line, a main public road, running along its eastern side linking Nagoya from north to south, and public transport available via the Minato Kuyakusho and Tokai-dori Stations on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Meiko Line and Minato Kuyakusho on the Nagoya municipal bus network. The planned facility will have four stories and a total floor area of 1,342,260 ft2 (approx. 124,700 m2), with 64,0452.6 ft2 (approx. 59,500 m2) for approx. 220 stores. Plans also call for approximately 3,000 parking spaces.

Main Features of the Facility

The site has established a greenery area of 86,111.28 ft2 (approx. 8,000 m2) set up an outdoor event space to hold events in collaboration with the local community and formed a transport terminal where buses and taxis can come and go.

The facility is a collection of highly topical stores including fashion, miscellaneous goods, dining and entertainment venues mainly for those in their 30s and 40s with families, but enjoyable across a wide range of ages from the young through to seniors while aiming to be a facility appropriate for being the first LaLaport in the three prefectures of the Tokai region.

A multi-story parking lot built on the southeastern part of the site has received certification as a tsunami evacuation building, enabling a contribution to the community from a disaster-readiness perspective. Moreover, in collaboration with the minato AQULS Energy Center operated by Toho Gas, the facility aims to become a new shared energy model in such ways as unifying supply and demand to save energy.

This project is one aspect of the minato AQULS neighborhood creation project advanced mainly by the Toho Gas Group and seeking to connect people, the environment and local communities and will have commercial functions that contribute to overall community development. Mitsui Fudosan will create a commercial environment filled with attractions to become a community base where many gather and also aims for new neighborhood creation.

An image of LaLaport NAGOYA KOMEI (tentative name)

Overview of LaLaport NAGOYA KOMEI (tentative name)

Location 501-2, Komei 2-chome, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Site Area Approx. 895,557.3 ft2 (approx. 83,200 m2)
Structure Shopping center building: four-story steel structure
(Stores on 1F-3F, parking on 4F, rooftop)
Multi-story parking lot: two six-story steel structures
Total Floor Area Shopping center building: Approx. 1,342,260 ft2 (approx. 124,700 m2)
Approx. 489,757.9 ft2 (approx. 45,500 m2)
Store Floor Space Approx. 640,452.6 ft2 (approx. 59,500 m2)
Number of Stores Approx. 220
Parking Spaces Approx. 3,000
Access Two minutes on foot from Minato Kuyakusho Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Meiko Line
Schedule Start of construction: April 1, 2017
Completion of construction: Fall 2018 (planned)
Environmental design Takenaka Corporation
<Supervision> Exterior/Interior decoration - The Buchan Group and Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc.
<Supervision> Exterior - Earthscape, Inc.
Design and construction Takenaka Corporation