The Village at Westfield Topanga, a proposed $450 million mixed-use project in Woodland Hills, has advanced in the city’s development process.
The City Planning Commission on Thursday voted to approve Westfield’s development plan, after a meeting that lasted more than seven hours and drew more than 100 attendees.
The 1 million-square-foot project calls for retail shops, restaurants, a 275-room hotel, office space and a community cultural center. Wholesale retailer Costco is the proposed retail anchor.
More than 50 Valley area residents and business owners offered their comments on the 1 million-square-foot development at the planning commission meeting, held in Van Nuys. Some shared concerns about increased traffic and proposed aesthetics.
The Woodland Hills Homeowners’ Organization, represented by President Gordon Murley, pushed for changes to the developer’s design plans for a new 145,000-square-foot Costco anchor store and filling station. The homeowners’ group has pushed for the project to be more pedestrian-friendly.