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Aerial images captured by architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart showcase progress on the $800-million expansion of the Westfield Century City shopping mall.

The project, slated to open in phases starting in 2017, will add 422,000 square feet of shops and restaurants to the flagship retail center.  Prominent new tenants will include a three-level Nordstroms, a remodeled Bloomingdale's, a new Macy's and the first West Coast location of the Italian market chain Eataly.

The Westfield expansion is among the most prominent of several major developments surrounding Century City, including a $300-million luxury apartment tower, a new Waldorf Astoria hotel and the proposed One Beverly Hills.  Immediately south of the mall, the $2.5-billion redevelopment of the Century Plaza hotel is on the cusp of beginning construction.

Image: Westfield Group
Image: Westfield Group
Image: Westfield Group
Image: Westfield Group
Image: Westfield Group
Image: Westfield Group
Image: Westfield Group

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The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p