Category:Community shopping centers

Community shopping centers are defined by the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) as shopping centers with a gross leasable area of

  • 125,000 to 400,000 square feet (11,600 to 37,200 m2) (U.S.)
  • 100,000 to 400,000 square feet (9,300 to 37,200 m2) (Canada)

with general merchandise or convenience- oriented offerings. These are also known as large neighborhood shopping centers and they typically have a "wider range of apparel and other soft goods offerings than neighborhood centers. The center is usually configured in a straight line as a strip, or may be laid out in an L or U shape, depending on the site and design."[1]

Such centers are usually not notable but may be in some cases due to events, history, uniqueness, or if they are the site of a former/demolished regional shopping mall.


  1. ^ "US Center Classification" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-05-16.