Westfield UTC, San Diego’s premier lifestyle destination, commenced work in April 2024 on a development project that will add new, first-to-market luxury boutiques and chef-led restaurants to the center along with enhanced amenities, sustainability features, community gathering places, and greenspaces. The expansion will further the center’s position as one of the most significant luxury and designer shopping destinations in Southern California.


The project will be developed on the former Nordstrom site and adjacent wing of shops, with no impact to the center’s existing operations. With the new development, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) will pursue LEED certification, incorporating innovative, sustainable building strategies using renewable energy, natural materials, biophilic design, and biodiversity to enhance Westfield UTC’s environmental, social, and economic contributions to the local community.


In addition to the new designer boutiques, two globally inspired restaurants located along La Jolla Village Drive will join Westfield UTC’s signature dining collection, and an additional valet adjacent to the new precinct will provide a convenient, seamless arrival.


As an outdoor destination, the design of the expansion will be inspired by resort-like experience throughout the center, and the beautiful and refined architectural legacy of La Jolla. Breezy concourses accented with lush landscaping, richly detailed paving, and intimate groups of modern furnishings will provide guests with a wide range of opportunities to rest and recharge.   


Work on the expansion began in April 2024, with a phased opening starting in early 2026.

“This expansion will elevate the already exceptional experience at Westfield UTC, and reflects our continued commitment to creating extraordinary, sustainable places where people can connect through meaningful shared experiences.”


-Ryan Perry, Senior General Manager of Westfield UTC


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