Holy cow, remember Westfield's plans to put up a 39-story tower at Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, next to its Century City mall? Plans were approved three years ago. But now it is totally on and it's going to have a ground floor Bloomingdale's, reports the LA Business Journal (sub. req.). The mall owner also has plans to add a second story to the mall, with room for more stores and commercial offices, and hopes to start the whole project in late 2012 and finish it up by 2017. The plans call for a 39-story tower with 262 residential units and that Bloomingdale's--that building would replace the Welton Becket-designed 1801 Avenue of the Stars, which some people had hoped to preserve. According to the LABJ, Westfield is offering the office tenants there lease renewals "of only about a year as it readies for demolition." The office building at 1930 Century Park West will also be demolished, for a five-story parking structure (with a rooftop level and two existing levels of underground parking).
· Mall Owner Sold On Century City [LABJ, sub. req.]
· Westfield Century City Project is So On [Curbed LA]