A $70 million renovation project is underway at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Woodland Hills, owner Westfield Corp. announced Wednesday.
The upgrades to the shopping center’s interior include new floors, tiling, lighting fixtures and paneling; updated restrooms and family lounges; and new digital infrastructure aimed at enhancing the customer experience.
The mall will remain open during the renovation, which will mostly take place after business hours. The project began this week and is slated for completion sometime in 2019.
“This is exactly the right time to reinvest in Westfield Topanga,” Molly Unger, general manager of the mall, said in a statement. “This is something our customers have been asking for and we think they will love the results. In addition, next year’s unveiling of the center’s modern, sleek new look will then pave the way for the even more exciting enhancements still to come in the future – including a new entertainment and dining district that will bring a whole new nighttime vibe to the Topanga experience.”
The modernization comes as Westfield Corp. is planning to completely redevelop its mostly empty Westfield Promenade, located adjacent to the Westfield Topanga. If approved, the $1.5 billion mixed-use development aims to create a “downtown district” for the Valley. The long-term project, which is part of a larger plan to remake the Warner Center, will include 244,000 square feet of retail space, 1,400 apartments, 629,000 square feet of office space and possibly a 15,000-seat sports facility.