The Tanger Outlets located just north of Columbus will feature more than 80 stores and approximately 350,000 square feet of retail space. The development is a joint venture between Tanger and Simon, two of the largest outlet mall developers in the country. The design of the mall focuses around outdoor space and movement. It was important to provide convenient routes for shoppers to quickly migrate between stores, and areas to relax and recharge between the numerous retailers. The landscape design focused on shade for the outdoor space and excitement for visitors with flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals. EMH&T’s landscape architects worked with the site engineers and architects to integrate softscape elements into the site design that create an overall aesthetically pleasing environment for this Central Ohio shopping destination.