The government of New Hanover County (NC) is providing a terrific example of using a public-private-partnership to redevelop a converted retail mall that is currently being used for country office space. The resulting plan is a combination of government space, office and retail space, and residential units that are lending to increasing economic activity in the area. 

It's truly a win-win situation for everyone, and the success is leading the county government and its private-sector partners to explore additional opportunities. This article is a good summary of what they are doing.