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The Pacific Palisades’s Grove-Like Downtown Revamp Is Finally Happening

Photo: Caruso Affiliated

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Remember that mindblowing makeover plan that would upgrade Pacific Palisades's Swarthmore Avenue to Grove-like heights? Mastermind Rick Caruso now has city approval to commence construction on Palisades Village, and crews will get to work in just a few weeks, reports Curbed LA.

As our sister real estate site notes, the three-acre revitalization project will "include the demolition of six buildings, a gas station and parking lots [to] make way for an outdoor shopping mall made up of eight new buildings." The project's website reveals that the Village will be an "approachable" and "comfortable neighborhood gathering place," complete with a park, outdoor dining, office and residential spaces, a specialty grocery store, increased parking, and more.

Plans also include the "restoration of the Bay Theater, which hasn't operated since 1978," among other highlights, Curbed adds. In true Carusofication, the fashionable facelift involves a European-inspired aesthetic, with bricked walkways, charming storefronts, and "a Cape Cod-vibe that fits with [the developer's] signature nostalgic Main Street-look."

The project was originally slated for a 2017 opening; see a few more renderings below and stay tuned for more.

Palisades Village rendering Photo: Caruso Affiliated

View of the pedestrian walkway looking towards the park.

Pacific Palisades Village rendering Photo: Caruso Affiliated

What Sunset and Swarthmore will look like.

Pacific Palisades Village rendering Photo: Caruso Affiliated

Definitely looks comfortable and approachable.

Palisades Village

Sunset Blvd & N Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA