A vacated Sears was originally going to be renovated and re-opened as a Target. This plan was rethought, with a revised plan announced in early 2015. The northern 13 acres of the mall site would be redeveloped as an open Lifestyle Plaza.
Drawing from http://www.cityofsanmateo.org 


Construction commenced in mid-2016. Everything in the north block was bulldozed, except for the Outback Steakhouse (shown in black). Around 300,000 square feet of retail, food service and entertainment venues (in light gray) were open for business by late 2019.