L.A. Mayor Garcetti Toasts to Westfield Century City Mall Redesign
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 – 2:09 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Westfield CEO Peter Lowy yesterday for a preview of the $800 million modernization of Westfield Century City.
Phase 1 is set to open by the holiday season of 2016, with full renovation set to be completed by Spring 2017.
“This marks a new beginning . . . That has been over a decade in the making,” Lowy told the group of community leaders, local residents and passersby who gathered at the shopping mall for yesterday afternoon’s ceremonies.
Lowy said that when he purchased the shopping center in 2002, it wasn’t serving the community the way it should. The expansion creates a 1.2 million square foot open-air showcase for more than 200 retail shops and 50 dining options.
Once complete, the revamped Westfield will boast a Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s.
Opening in phases beginning in late 2016, the modernization and beautification of Westfield Century City will create the ultimate Westside destination for fashion, flavor, and relaxation. This idyllic open-air retreat will showcase the world’s finest luxury boutiques and favorite on-trend brands, as well as a new flagship Nordstrom, remodeled Bloomingdale’s and modern two-level Macy’s – along with an entirely new outdoor dining district, authentic Italian flavors curated by Eataly and a not-to-be-missed rooftop lounge scene featuring stunning panoramic views.
Welcoming plazas, tree-lined pathways, strolling gardens and cool green canopies also encompass eight acres of open space, offering the perfect setting to unwind and relax, socialize with family and friends, casually explore, and chance upon pop-up events and art exhibits, listen to music, drink coffee, or sample wine under the Southern California sky.
In Garcetti’s remarks, the mayor mistakenly noted that the Purple Line subway extension was going to be on Santa Monica Boulevard before quickly correcting himself in front of all the union and Metro representatives at the ceremony.
By the Numbers
The new Westfield Century City:
Represents an $800+ million investment in the future of Los Angeles.
Will be completed in phases, starting late 2016.
Introduces 422,000 square feet of additional retail and restaurant space to the existing property.
Will encompass 1.2 million square feet of retail space upon completion.
Showcases more than 200 luxury, contemporary, and designer brands.
Features world-class anchors: a new three-level Nordstrom, completely remodeled three-level Bloomingdale’s, new two-level Macy’s, and the West Coast’s first Eataly celebrating authentic Italian flavors.
Offers eight acres of open space for an essential L.A. escape like no other.
Doubles available parking to more than 4,700 spaces.
Creates approximately 10,000 new retail and construction jobs.
Generates an estimated $1.4 billion economic output.