If you’ve been anywhere near UTC lately, you’ve had to have seen all the construction going down. The back parking lot has been taken over by cement trucks, tractors and hard workers. Don’t worry the stores at UTC are still open and they are in the midst of an awesome new renovation called The Ultimate Escape. We were invited to learn more about the new digs and invited to a viewing of The Good Dinosaur at Westfield UTC. The new UTC will offer a relaxed, classy outdoor, destination bringing together the best of La Jolla with a coastal retail resort vibe. The $585 million multi-phased renovation should be complete in 2017.
UTC is honing in on their already relaxed vibe and adding more resort like amenities. They will be working the look and feel of an upscale beach side environment defining UTC as San Diego’s most memorable shopping and dining destination. The existing mall is 1,137,000 square feet and will add 251,000 square feet of high end retail and chef-driven restaurants. Additional add ons include a 15,000 square foot event space, 2,330 parking spaces and 90 new tenants.
– Indoor / Outdoor event space for press conferences, TV premiers and red carpet events
– A palm lined valet drop off
– New water features
– 5 level parking structure with “Park Assist” technology
– 300 residential apartments on the southwest corner
– Regional transit center for new trolley line
The Westfield UTC renovation will enhance the relaxed, sophisticated outdoor, pedestrian oriented destination. Imagine alfresco dining patios, vine-clad building facades with chiseled stone accents, exciting new shops along shady, meandering outdoor lanes, crisp architecture framing breezy upper level views, and seating areas set within lush landscaping. -Westfield
Westfield UTC has become my go to mall in the last couple years. I absolutely love that they have a moms room and a playground. It makes it so much easier to go to the mall with the kiddos when there is space for them to be kids. We enjoyed learning about the new improvements and are looking forward to The Ultimate Escape.
We attended a media breakfast and movie at Westfield UTC. All Opinions are my own.