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.

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

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

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