August 31, 2015
Mall owner Westfield Corp., which owns the Westfield Carlsbad center and six others in San Diego County, is mulling over whether to try to block a proposed new retail development in Carlsbad.
At issue is the Caruso Affiliated proposal for a retail center near the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Caruso is looking to build a retail-entertainment development, anchored by Nordstrom, on 26 acres of a 203-acre site in the area.
Westfield Carlsbad is in the process of a $300 million renovation that will turn it into an open-air center. Westfield would have 30 days to collect signatures for a referendum to block the city-approved Caruso project.