Demolition of the old Searstown Mall, now called the Titusville Mall, may start as early as October, as developer California Retail Properties Corp. plans for a major $145 million redevelopment project.
For years, the mall has been in the crosshairs for redevelopment as the property’s prime location and the nearby Space Coast’s growth created demand for new construction in the area.
The 22-acre, three-phase project, called Titusville Resort & Destination, is expected to include:
- A 162,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center
- 326 apartments with a two-story parking structure
- A seven-story, 153-room hotel and a four-story parking structure
Bealls Outlet, The Antique Mall, Avis Car Rental and Titusville Mall Cinema remain in the master plan.
The development will proceed as follows:
– Phase 1, commercial and retail
– Phase 2, residential and senior living
– Phase 3, hotel and sport complex/convention center
The project team includes Orlando-based Cuhaci & Peterson as architect and Titusville-based Honeycutt & Associates Inc. as civil engineer.
Titusville Resort & Destination is expected to create 100’s of full-time jobs and would be an economic engine for the growing community. “There is a huge demand for housing,” Wright told Viera Voice
Construction may wrap up by August 2025
Currently, the property owner is requesting to rezone the property from Regional Commercial to Urban Village zoning district.The Master Plan includes a mixed use development with commercial and residential uses. The amendment will be transmitted to the State’s Land Planning Agency for review prior to adoption.
The project must get approval from the State of Florida, the Titusville Planning & Zoning Commission and the City Council.
Meetings currently planned needed to start construction are:
Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting – Winter 2021-2022
City Council Transmittal Meeting – Winter 2021-2022
City Council Public Meeting – Winter 2021-2022