Visitors to Westfield Valencia Town Center are seeking experiences, connection, and convenience. That’s why we’re always reinvesting in the center in new ways. With The Patios, we changed the shopping center experience in Santa Clarita. Today, with our $20 million renovation currently underway, we’re improving the existing visitor experience, and with The Patios Connection Project – we’re changing the game again.

The Patios Connection Project is an over $100 million investment in the future of Westfield Valencia Town Center that will build on the success of The Patios and continue to evolve the center. With a new and convenient second Santa Clarita Costco to replace the closed Sears, a new 320 space rooftop parking lot with direct access to The Patios, additional specialty brand shops, expansion of The Canyon, a full-service health and fitness center, and the first Santa Clarita Valley luxury movie cinema experience, Westfield Valencia Town Center will meet the needs of the community for years to come.

The shuttered Sears and the eastern portion of the center represent a largely underutilized portion of the property in need of investment.

First Luxury Cinema in the Santa Clarita Valley – The Patios Connection Project is investing in experiences, with a luxury cinema, a health and fitness club, an expansion of The Canyon and convenient rooftop parking.

With the center’s current design there is no easy way to access The Patios portion of Westfield Valencia Town Center from the eastern portion of the property.

Connection to The Patios – At the core of the design is connection to The Patios. Patrons to the center will be able to gather in curated spaces and easily travel via a grand escalator from the new Costco to the shops and retail at The Patios.

Sears, one of the three major anchor tenants at Westfield Valencia Town Center, closed in Spring 2018.

Costco Will Replace the Closed Sears - The new building will house Costco on the first level and will feature rooftop parking on the second level with direct access to the Patios and additional lifestyle experiences including a luxury cinema and health and fitness club.

As the ways in which we shop continue to change, centers across the country are evolving to focus on the needs of the customer.

A second Costco for the Santa Clarita Valley - will blend seamlessly into the center and allow patrons the opportunity to enjoy additional existing shopping and dining at their convenience.

To complement its existing Canyon Country location, Costco will open a second store in the Santa Clarita Valley in place of the closed Sears. This uniquely designed Costco will be seamlessly integrated and become a part of Westfield Valencia Town Center to provide guests the opportunity to shop and then meet friends for lunch at The Patios or catch a movie, all without having to drive anywhere else.

A Track Record of Success - Westfield has seen immense success with the addition of Costco to high-end centers in both California and Maryland.

Blending into the Center – A recently conducted study at the Westfield Village at Topanga showed that when given the option, 55% of Costco shoppers preferred to combine errands and visit multiple stores on the same trip.

Westfield Valencia Town Center was originally master planned to be the center of town and we’re proud to be a place where our community continues to gather. Whether it’s Fourth of July fireworks, holiday celebrations, or simply a family dinner at The Patios, we remain committed to area residents and crafting experiences for all members of the community to enjoy.

The Patios Connection Project brings new town center-like uses and entertainment offerings to the community as well as exploring a range of additional community activities to complement our robust engagement today.

Additional community activities could include:

  • Live afternoon and evening music
  • Additional specialty holiday events
  • Focused events for parents and children
  • Specialized farmer and holiday markets
  • Seasonal celebrations
  • Local art and artist events

Westfield Valencia Town Center was originally master planned to be the center of town and we’re proud to be a place where our community continues to gather. Whether it’s Fourth of July fireworks, holiday celebrations, or simply a family dinner at The Patios, we remain committed to area residents and crafting experiences for all members of the community to enjoy.

While the center continues to provide ample parking, The Patios Connection Project will focus on convenience and will improve the parking at The Patios today. With the addition of a 320-space parking lot on top of the new Costco, visitors will have new, easy access to The Patios and the planned luxury cinema and health and fitness center. Additionally, by reinvigorating the eastern portion of the property and the currently underutilized parking fields, and creating new access points and sought-after destinations, we’re improving the overall flow for the property as a whole.

A Fully Analyzed Parking Program

As part of the project, Westfield commissioned an independent third-party technical study based on best practices of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers to understand parking at the center now and in the future.

Conducted over two years, the technical study took actual parking counts at three different time periods on peak weekdays and weekends during July and the December holiday season. While the lots closest to The Patios were more parked than others, the technical study determined that there was ample parking for the property.

Using the collected empirical data points, a technical parking model was created to predict the parking demand for The Patios Connection taking into account new conditions, new uses, and the parking spaces that will be removed as a result of construction, and concluded the center will continue to have ample parking even on the busiest shopping days.

Westfield takes its commitment to sustainability very seriously.  On top of ongoing efforts, with this project, we are also employing greening and energy saving techniques both during construction and operations.

Efforts at Westfield Valencia Town Center now and in the future include:

  • Investing in bioretention measures designed to capture and reuse rainwater for irrigation and landscaping as well as weather based irrigation systems.
  • Employing rainwater harvesting which is the capture and storage of rainwater for future use.
  • Focusing new landscape design to use drought tolerant and native vegetation.
  • Planting 331 trees on the property, which is a net addition of nearly 100 trees to the center.
  • Installing Energy Star appliances and water-saving plumbing fixtures.
  • Provide additional EV charging stations within the parking lot.
  • Thoughtful pedestrian and bicycle connections.
  • Upgraded existing parking lights to LED – completed 2018.
  • Upgrading internal lights to LED as part of the ongoing renovation.
  • Began organic recycling in 2018 on top of existing recycling efforts.
  • Continuing efforts in five-year process to update all irrigation to drip irrigation while expanding the use of drought tolerant landscaping across the entire property.