Council Unanimously OKs More Shopping

The expansion of the Westfield shopping center in Century City, a plan that calls for condominiums and more retail shops and parking, was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

The $800 million project, which calls for a 39-story tower with 262 apartments and condos, was given the OK without discussion between council members.

Westfield's plans call for moving Bloomingdale's to the condo tower, adding 1,900 parking spaces and designating a location for a subway stop should the Metro Purple Line be extended to the Pacific Ocean.

In 2005, Westfield made over the center's movie theaters, dining terrace and added retail shops to the second level of the mall.

Westfield expects the center to generate $8.1 million a year in tax revenue -- up from the current $6.7 million -- once the work is completed in 2013. 

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