A vacant Montgomery Ward, at the front of the complex, was bulldozed in mid-2011. A large scale remodeling was planned. Originally, this is how the Ward-less south facade was to appear, post-renovation. A new Main Entrance would have been flanked by large H & M and Forever 21 stores.
Drawing from www.midamerica.com / Mid-America Real Estate Group

Plans for the renovation were scaled down considerably. Nonetheless, the interior and exterior were given a thorough makeover and an H & M store was installed (but not in the area originally plotted). Plans to move the Food Court to the back of the mall were also scrapped.