Gallery at Market East, Philadelphia

During his time at the Rouse Company, Mr. Toombs was the Development Director and solely responsible for the development of this project working directly for Jim Rouse. “The Gallery”, as it is known to locals, was a very complex urban mixed-use development located at 8th & Market in Philadelphia. It is approximately 1.1 million SF with over 130 retail stores and a food court. The Project, opened in 1977, was an example of new strategies for public-private partnerships and a model for revitalizing a downtown urban area. Scott was able to secure large leases from Strawbridge & Clothier and JC Penny’s, which were the first department stores to move into the downtown area of Philadelphia in 40 years.