Commission Approves $6.5M For Mall Project

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GOES BEFORE Titusville City Council next week

Cliff Aiken of Exxcel Project Management says he plans to build an open-air shopping center, which is scheduled to open in the first part of 2015. He also claimed that the new mall would generate up to 800 jobs. (GreaterTitusville.com image)

Cliff Aiken of Exxcel Project Management says he plans to build an open-air shopping center, which is scheduled to open in the first part of 2015. He also claimed that the new mall would generate up to 800 jobs. (GreaterTitusville.com image)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – By a vote of 4-1 on Thursday, the Brevard County commission approved a $6.5 million taxpayer-funded grant for the redevelopment of the former Miracle City Mall property on US 1 in Titusville, Florida.

Brevard County Commissioners including, left to right, Trudi Infantini, Andy Anderson, Chuck Nelson, Robin Fisher and Mary Bolin ordered the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast to surrender all documentation related to the EDC's dealings with BlueWare to Clerk of Courts Scott Ellis. (Brevard County image)

Brevard County Commissioners are, left to right, Trudi Infantini, Andy Anderson, Chuck Nelson, Robin Fisher and Mary Bolin. The commission approved a $6.5 million taxpayer-funded grant for the redevelopment of the former Miracle City Mall property on US 1 in Titusville, Florida. Infantini opposed the proposal. (Brevard County image)

The grant is earmarked for the developer to demolish the existing building and to make improvements to the defunct mall property’s infrastructure.

Cliff Aiken of Exxcel Project Management says he plans to build an open-air shopping center, which is scheduled to open in the first part of 2015. He also claimed that the new mall would generate up to 800 jobs.

Trudie Infantini was the lone commissioner to opposed the grant, saying it was unfair competition for SearsTown Mall, which for many years has been located on US 1, just south of the former Miracle City Mall property. Infantini reiterated her objection to using Brevard County taxpayer revenue for the private undertaking.

Cliff Aiken and his company say the new center, once built and called “Miracle City Towne Centre,” will consist of retail stores, medical facilities, movie theaters and restaurants. No tenants have yet to be announced.

The commission heard from more than three dozen concerned citizens and interested parties who brought opposing views up for discussion.

Aiken and his company say the new center, once built and called “Miracle City Towne Centre,”  will consist of retail stores, medical facilities, movie theaters and restaurants. No tenants have yet to be announced.

The proposal will now be put before the Titusville City Council next week.

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By a vote of 4-1 on Thursday, the Brevard County commission approved a $6.5 million taxpayer-funded grant for the redevelopment of the former Miracle City Mall property on US 1 in Titusville, Florida.

By a vote of 4-1 on Thursday, the Brevard County commission approved a $6.5 million taxpayer-funded grant for the redevelopment of the former Miracle City Mall property on US 1 in Titusville, Florida. (GreaterTitusville.com image)


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