CRESTWOOD, Mo ( -- A local firm met with commercial real estate brokers Thursday to talk about the future of the Crestwood Mall site.

The site has been sitting for about five years, since the mall closed in 2013 and residents complained about the mountain of dirt they've named "Mount Crestwood."

Walpert Properties, Inc. is a local developer on the project invitied brokers to a private meeting. Walpert is tasked with recruiting tenants for the project and Crestwood City Administrator Kris Simpson said city leaders are excited.

Since Walpert is local, Crestwood city leaders are optimistic there will be movement on the old mall site, said Simpson.

Walpert hopes to use the land for a “Crestwood City Center,” a mixed-use space for retail, entertainment and commercial offices with a Streets of St. Charles fell to it, Simpson told News 4.

Crestwood City Hall says it is "cautiously optimistic" about the project.

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