If you haven’t driven north on I-430 near South Shackleford Road in the last 10 days you’re in for a surprise.

Massive excavation and tree removal are zooming forward on the site of what was to have been the Summit Mall about a half mile south of Arkansas Heart Hospital. Although a fringe of vegetation has been left around the perimeter of the gigantic site, it’s impossible to miss seeing the denuding of that huge hilly tract of land.