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BREAKING NEWS: UCLA Acquiring Former Westside Pavilion from Hudson Pacific, Macerich

UCLA is acquiring the former Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles for an undisclosed sum from Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich, Urbanize LA reported Wednesday. The purchase will include the eastern half of the mall at 10800-10830 W. Pico Blvd., which has been gutted and converted into office space, along with the largely unchanged western portion of the mall at 10850 W. Pico Blvd.

In early 2019, Hudson Pacific Properties announced a deal to transform the shuttered Westside Pavilion shopping mall into a 584,000-square-foot office campus for Google. Now, that deal appears to be in doubt, according to Urbanize LA.

In an environmental notice filed Wednesday, UCLA said the acquisition didn’t constitute a decision regarding further development of the property. “The University will make no decision to undertake further development until it has complied with CEQA and an overall site development plan has been approved and the University decision-maker retains full discretion with respect to the property including imposition of mitigation measures and alternative uses for the property, including sale.”

The purchase does not appear to include the West End, formerly the Westside Pavilion’s Macy’s, which HLW and GPI Cos. converted into a separate 240,000-square-foot office complex, reported Urbanize LA. However, it may be the largest acquisition yet for UCLA, following its purchases of the historic Trust Building in Downtown LA for a satellite campus and the former Marymount California University campus in Rancho Palos Verdes.


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