Carson will soon be home to the newest outlet mall in Southern California. Last month, Santa
Monica developer Macerich and Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group announced a joint venture to create Los Angeles Premium Outlets, a state-of-the-art premium outlet center.
Previous reports to the city suggest the center could be as large as 500,000 square feet with 150 stores. This same site, at the I-405 between Del Amo and Avalon, was once envisioned for an NFL stadium, and previous plans for retail and entertainment projects have not proceeded.
Said Ed Coppola, President of Macerich, and David Simon, CEO and Chairman of Simon in a joint statement: “We are very pleased to partner in the development of this one-of-a-kind outlet project on great, well-positioned real estate to serve one of the nation’s most attractive
markets. We look forward to creating the ultimate outlet destination of choice for both local
residents and international visitors to Los Angeles.”
“Our city is thrilled that this exciting project is moving forward, led by Macerich and Simon, two of the country’s biggest and best names in retail real estate,” said Mayor Albert Robles in a statement. “We see this high-quality outlet project as one that will add value to our community for many years to come, attracting locals and tourists from all over the world.”