The move is part of the mall’s efforts to attract new retailers. “While we realize the impact that this change will have on commuters, as a private business, our first priority must be to provide for the needs of our loyal shoppers, retailers and employees,” said General Manger Mike Sullivan in a statement.
At its peak, Potomac Mills provided 1,300 parking spaces to commuters. They are only required to provide 275 parking spaces by Prince William County law.
County officials are working on a plan to help commuters, and mall management has asked commuters to seek alternative parking lot options.
The change will take effect on Monday, Feb. 14.
A list of commuter parking lot options is available at the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission website.