News Ticker


Demolition Underway for The Village at Westfield Topanga

Before some of the demo work started. The Topanga Theatre was already gone and replaced by Crate and Barrel. Image courtesy Bing Maps.
In case you havent noticed, demo work is clearly underway at the proposed site of The Village at Westfield Topanga. All buildings that were previously on the site have been torn down except the Crate & Barrel which will be incorporated into The Village at Westfield Topanga. There is supposed to be a lawsuit to stop the construction work by the Woodland Hills Homeowners association but I believe that suit may have been dropped. Does anyone know the current status of the lawsuit?

Demo work has also begun on the other side on Erwin Street where the former Froch's Woodcraft Shop has been demolished located at 21919 Erwin Street. 

Image courtesy
The one thing that I want to know is what happened to the Millard Sheets inspired mural by Marlo Bartels and Astrid Preston originally designed in 1989 for the Home Savings Bank (shown below) depicting Warner Center and was most recently occupied by FedEx Office? Did Westfield Company destroy this great piece of art without consideration for saving? I hope not. 

Also, what is going to happen to the creek at the corner of Victory and Owensmouth?

And here is one bonus. The Rocketdyne site is set to be demolished too to make way for more apartments and other housing/retail stuff. Cant wait to drive through this area!

I have talked at length about this project in the past which I believe was first conceptualized in 2006.
  1. Small Creek Threatened near Topanga Mall.....March 3, 2011.
  2. BTTF Series #5: The Promenade Mall at Woodland Hills....May 19, 2011.
  3. Voice Your Concerns for the Proposed Village at Westfield Topanga.....August 2, 2011. 
  4. The Village at Westfield Topanga is Coming....Hang Onto Your Hats....March 1, 2012.
  5. Woodland Hills Homeowners File Lawsuit over Westfield Topanga Village.....April 17, 2012.
  6. Westfield Begins Preparation for The Village at Topanga.....January 29, 2013. 

Share This:

Marty Mcfly

Anything and everything about the San Fernando Valley. This blog will take you back in time when the valley was covered with dirt and orange groves to a leader in the space race to its current status as America's suburb. Come along and join me on this adventure, I guarantee you have been influenced/impacted by the San Fernando Valley in one form or another even if you have never visited or heard of the SFV.

2 comments to ''Demolition Underway for The Village at Westfield Topanga"

  1. I remember this corner back in the mid-1970s when it was a vacant field. We used to ride our bikes there from Victory and Valley Circle, making sure to stop by the Thrifty drugstore on Platt for a 3 cylindrical scoop, $0.15 ice cream cone.

  2. Thanks kappy and sorry for the late response. Looks like this area is about to get a huge makeover starting in 2015.


  • To add code Use [pre]code here[/pre]
  • To add an Image Use [img]IMAGE-URL-HERE[/img]
  • To add Youtube video just paste a video link like