Last updated on January 24, 2023
Last week, Titusville planning officials took a step forward in the transformation of the former Searstown Mall into an urban village.
California Retail Properties submitted site plans to the city that include two six story apartment buildings, one with ground level retail and a seven-story hotel with a restaurant.
The property will also have space for single-story retail and medical centers, as well as two restaurants: one sit-down and one drive-thru.
Estimates put the cost of development at over $100 million. Brad Parrish, Titusville’s Planning Director told Florida Today that although there are still some “loose ends” to be tied up between developers and applicants, he expects these plans to be approved soon.
He continued by saying that this project fits in with what city planners have envisioned for redevelopment in the area since 2007 when it was identified as one of three major areas for mixed-use projects like this one.
The site plans are currently under review by staff from Titusville planning department who will make final approvals on them before construction can begin.
According to the developments website, the property on the first phase will have 240 apartments in a seven story building with one hundred independent senior living (age restricted 62+) in a six story building facing Country Club Drive, with 20,000 sq ft retail spaces on the ground floor.
A club house and courtyard pool would be build in the middle of the complex. Two restaurants facing US1 will be on the out parcel.
The property on the second phase will have a six story Cambria hotel with 153 rooms with 4,000 square feet built on the east side of the hotel. The hotel will have an outdoor pool and 8,000 sq ft of observation deck. A commercial portion with 110,000 square feet would be facing Hopkins Avenue on the west side of the property with uses such as retail, offices, and medical.
This new development has potential to become a great destination where people could live and work while providing revitalization of North Brevard’s social life once again.