West Michigan may soon be getting a new outlet mall. (It's first outlet mall, I think.)

Tanger Outlets (who already have malls in both Howell and West Branch) has been exploring building an 80 store outlet mall on 84th Street at U.S. 131 in Byron Township. The property has already been purchased and you may know it as the site of the former Dome World.

Audrey Nevins Weiss, the Byron Township Supervisor tells told our friends at WZZM 13 that the company has filed an application and the plans will go in front of the Byron Township planning commission on October 21st for public comment.

It seems that currently, the only real concern for the township and residents in the area is the increase in traffic that the mall will produce.

If all is approved and proceeds as hoped, construction on the new mall will start in the summer of 2014, and the mall will hopefully open in fall of 2015.