Planning Commission Approves Phase One and Two
The face of the Westfield town Center in Santa Clarita is one step closer to getting a major addition.
On Tuesday Night, the Santa Clarita Planning Commission passed phase one and two of the expansion plan that would bring many new stores and restaurants into our town.
So far, KHTS is being told that some of the establishments Westfield is talking to for the expansion include: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, the Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's, Coach, Sephora, California Pizza Kitchen, bebe, Kate Spade, and a larger Macys. Two additional parking structures will also be included.
The plan originally included a third phase which was said to have a Nordstrom; however, Westfield has taken that phase off the table for the time being.
The expansion will find it’s home in different portions of the mall, setting up in the area near the mall’s main entrance off of Valencia Blvd as well as the area off of Citrus Ave, which is the road that borders the mall on it’s east side. New additions to the original mall space are also a part of the plan.
Santa Clarita’s Planning Manager Lisa Hardy said that the expansion should play off the success they’ve had with the Town Center West area.
Once the addition is complete, the sheer magnitude and diversity of the stores should put shopping in Santa Clarita on the map.
“I’ve seen some statistics, and it’s reported that we will certainly move up on the list of prominent mall locations in the Los Angeles region,” Hardy said.
And that sort of attention could lead to other opportunities as well. “This really creates an opportunity for future retail stores and anchor stores to be interested in coming to the Santa Clarita Valley,” Hardy commented.
Also at the Planning Commission meeting, the ongoing dispute between several restaurant vendors over parking problems was at the center of discussion. In that case, both parties are negotiating to work toward a solution as Westfield takes this giant step closer to expansion.