A New Galleria

Creating A Vision For the Future

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Forest City is a leading owner, operator and developer of distinctive places to live, work, and shop. Our diversified projects create value for our customers and communities through place creation, sustainable practices and a long-term investment perspective. We have a strong history of forging productive public/private partnerships, partnering with communities to create jobs, tax revenues and community assets which contribute to the quality of life and identity of a community. Our properties also contribute by hosting and supporting community causes.

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Project Overview

Fusing community input and the skill of some of the nation's best designers, the new Galleria will create a unique and exciting gathering place that reinforces the vibrancy of Redondo's coastal lifestyle and boosts this critical economic engine. This new destination will combine expanded retail and dining venues with open-air promenades, a hotel and residences that fit into the fabric of the neighborhood.

project overview

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Send us your thoughts, questions, ideas, concerns, encouragment and/or comments and what you believe would make the Galleria a more vibrant place in which to shop, work and, perhaps, live.


  • Why is Forest City revitalizing the Galleria now?

    Plans for the revitalization of the center have been in the works for some time, and Nordstrom’s departure in October provided us with some new opportunities and flexibility. We believe our new plans will create a vibrant destination that combines expanded retail and dining venues with open-air promenades, a hotel and residences that not only fit into the fabric of the neighborhood but protect this important economic engine for Redondo Beach.

  • What are the specifics of the new plans?

    Forest City is studying three options, each of which responds to the needs of the community by creating both a powerful economic engine for the city and a sense of place – a community gathering spot that engages everyone from millennials and young professionals to families and empty nesters. The primary plan would add up to 225,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space, including one-of-a-kind restaurants that bring a new flair to the area and offer an eclectic array of dining options and price points. Central to this outdoor space will be a significant open space component that will be programmed to include activities ranging from art exhibits and musical performances to seasonal events and celebrations. It will be a place to relax, to meet friends, to enjoy the great weather. This plan also includes an upscale select service hotel that could include up to 150 rooms and will serve travelers who want to stay in a spot where they can walk to shops and restaurants. In addition, this plan includes upscale apartment units that will seize upon the location as both a current transportation hub and the future location of a Green Line extension stop. Forest City has worked hard to create a transit-oriented residential development that both provides ease of access to public transportation for future residents and respects the fabric of the existing neighborhood. Forest City is also exploring a second, smaller version of this plan that would reduce both the retail and residential components but maintain the same amenities and design.

    Because market forces in the retail industry are constantly in flux, Forest City believes it is prudent for the city to review and support a third version of the Galleria vision that will allow the kind of flexibility necessary for the project be nimble in this changing retail environment. While smaller in size and scope, this option would employ several mini anchors and a collection of new restaurants that would collectively serve as a new anchor for the center. Since creating a true sense of place is fundamental to the project, this third option would still include a wide variety of new dining options, open space and other improvements, including a linear park along Kingsdale and other green space. This option would also include a residential and hotel component, though they may be smaller in size, to achieve the optimum ratio between residential and retail uses.

  • Why are you incorporating residential?

    The city’s General Plan identifies this site as a prime location for residential uses, and given the housing shortage in Redondo Beach, it is something we are exploring. In some of our other projects across the nation, Forest City has seen that projects, ones that include both retail and residential, generate the energy necessary to create a wonderful sense of place, and the interactivity between residential and retail is often what provides a real spark for the center.

  • What is the process for approval?

    The approval process includes a comprehensive environmental analysis and an extensive public review. The city and its environmental consultants are currently preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), which will address a variety of issues ranging from traffic and noise to air quality and geology. This environmental analysis should be available for public review and comment in the second quarter of 2016. Once the public has had a chance to comment, the city’s consultants will issue a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), which will go to the city’s Planning Commission and City Council for approval along with the project plans themselves. There will be many opportunities for public comment throughout the process.

  • How long will the approval process take?

    We anticipate being before the City Council for a final vote by the end of 2016.

  • How long will the construction process take?

    The exact duration of construction will depend on the final plan, but we will implement a phased construction process to reduce impacts on existing retailers, who will continue to operate during construction, and local residents. We anticipate approximately three years of construction.