"It's refreshing to see them spend money here in Raleigh. All the homeowners are proud and I'm looking forward to a big change here," said Lary Whisenand.
The big change? New plans to rebuild a Raleigh Springs mall. The new mall will include a farmers market, a skate park, a recreational lake, a new library, a new police precinct, water fountains, a bowling alley, a bank, and plans to recreate the walking trail.
All 32 current retailers will remain. Averill Brittenum owns a business inside the mall and he says he's concerned.
"I've been there for 19 years and their talking about construction & demolition and things like that. Kind of gives an eerie feeling for boating considering I feed my family," said Averill Brittenum.
The plan is to demolish the current Raleigh Springs mall in phases. It will take about 3 years to build a new one. The new mall will cost 30 million dollars.
No worries for taxpayers. The money is already in the capital improvement projects budget.