Several acres of unsightly oil refinery tanks adjacent to the existing mall had been cleared and cleaned (of petroleum-based contaminants) during the 1990s. The reclaimed site was to become DestiNY USA, one of the nation's largest retail and entertainment extravaganzas. This would be built following the tenets of green and renewable resources. Several snags, and a massive economic recession, caused the project to be scaled back considerably. In fact, only the "Arendi" (now Destiny USA) mall expansion would be ever be built.