PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – It is a shell of its old self.

Plano’s Collin Creek Mall has been a fixture near Central Expressway since 1981.

On Monday night, the city took its first vote on a billion-dollar plan to transform the mall site.

The first step is rezoning the land, which the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to do.

WATCH ANDREA LUCIA’S STORY ABOVE

Collin Creek Mall in Plano (Andrea Lucia – CBS 11)