Updated:TITUSVILLE, Fla. —
Eyewitness News has new pictures Tuesday of what an empty shopping mall in Brevard County will look like when it's redeveloped.
WFTV found out about the $60 million plans to revitalize Titusville's Miracle City Mall last fall.
The sign reads "Coming soon!" The transformation of the vacant mall into the New Miracle City Towne Centre couldn't come soon enough for residents like Louise Detorres.
"We're glad to see it go, can't wait for the new one to come in. We're very, very excited about it," Detorres said.
Developer Allen Goins shared renderings of his project.
The open-air mall would encompass 300,000 square feet and would likely include restaurants, retail shops, and a movie theater.
"We don't have any really good stores to go to. Shopping is very difficult around here. You have to go to Merritt Island, or Cocoa, or Orlando," resident Lucille Gravina said.
The new mall is seen as a focus of north Brevard's revitalization efforts.
"If they build something new it will be nice because there will be a lot of employment," resident George Perez said.
The contract on the property hasn't closed yet, but it should soon with a commitment in place.
Goins and his company hope to move forward with the demolition of the old Miracle City Mall as early as October.