Remember the big changes planned for Monmouth Mall? Looks like they're not happening. At least for now.

The Asbury Park Press reports Kushner Companies abandoned the idea of their $500 million proposed overhaul of the Eatontown property at Wednesday night's Borough Council meeting, before the board even had a chance to vote on zoning changes.

The plans would have included hundreds of apartments and transformed the current mall into an open-air shopping and lifestyle destination.

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Hundreds of residents turned out to oppose the plans, and applauded the news that the redevelopment would not be happening.

Others on social media thought of the dropped plans as a lost opportunity and questioned if the changes would have ultimately been good for the mall and the town as a whole.

Regardless, looks like the mall is staying as is for the time being.