Frequently Asked Questions

When will construction begin?

Preliminary grading and site preparation activities have been occurring on site since late 2018. Horizontal construction, which includes completion of the remedial systems and installation of 2,300 concrete support piles, began in April 2019.  Vertical construction, which involves the construction of the buildings, is anticipated to begin in early 2020.

When will construction be completed?

The first vertical development, Los Angeles Premium Outlets, is anticipated to be complete by late fall 2021.  Completion of construction for the remaining 117 acres will depend on the plans for development of the rest of the property.  It is currently anticipated that the entire site will be built out by the end of 2023, but that date is dependent upon the City of Carson’s selection of developers and those developers’ plans for the rest of the property.

What are the hours of operation?

We have a daily pre-construction meeting at 6:30am.  Construction equipment is typically allowed to operate between 7am – 8pm, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, however the city may allow certain activities, such as pouring of concrete, to start earlier in the morning to take advantage of cooler temperatures. .  Many construction workers travel across the Los Angeles area to work on this site and arrive very early in the morning.  We work diligently with our contractors to make sure that everyone onsite early in the morning is as quiet as possible.

Where can I find more information about the developer(s)?

The Carson Reclamation Authority (CRA) is responsible for the horizontal development of the property. More information about the CRA can be found here: https://cra-cclf.com/?page_id=2117

CAM-Carson, LLC, which is a joint venture between Macerich and Simon Property Group, has plans to develop a high-end outlet mall called the Los Angeles Premium Outlets (LAPO) on Cell 2 (shown on Figure 1).  Macerich’s website can be accessed here: http://www.macerich.com/#overview.  Simon Property Group’s website can be accessed here: https://business.simon.com/about.  An announcement about the partnership between Macerich and Simon can be found here:  http://www.macerich.com/About/News/667722

The City of Carson and the CRA are currently working on an agreement with Grapevine Development for the development of Cell 1. Current development plans include hotel, restaurant/retail, and open space; however, plans are subject to change. Grapevine’s website can be found here:


There are several development proposals for the remainder of the site, but no developer selection has been made yet.

Where can I find more information on this project?

More information on the project and the site’s history can be found on the project website at https://cra-cclf.com/?page_id=2741. This website also includes a database of approved plans for the site, contact information, and news about the project.

A more in-depth overview of the site’s history by the Daily Breeze can be found here: http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history/2015/08/29/tracing-the-history-of-a-very-important-south-bay-vacant-lot/

When will the Los Angeles Premium Outlets open?

The Los Angeles Premium Outlets are expected to open in the second half of 2021.

What stores will be included at the Los Angeles Premium Outlets?

Information on future tenants at LAPO has not been made public at this time. Information on previous Macerich and Simon Property Group projects is available on their websites.

What is being done to protect the nearby owners and residents from construction-related nuisances?

The Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR), which was approved in April 2018, established a list of mitigation measures, which are being used to minimize the impact of construction on the surrounding neighborhood.  Construction will be performed in compliance with all of the requirements in the SEIR, including the Carson Noise Ordinance, as may be amended by a variance.  Noise and vibration monitors have been installed around the perimeter of the site to ensure that noise and vibration generated by the project are compliant with all applicable ordinances and mitigation measures.

Who should I contact if an issue arises?

For more information about the site history, project information, and upcoming community outreach activities, contact:

Kate Lucas

Community Outreach Manager



For information on construction activities, or noise and vibration concerns, please contact:

Mike Sullivan

Construction Relations Officer



Where can I go for hiring information?

There is a link to the South Bay One-Stop Business and Careers Center at https://cra-cclf.com. The link can also be accessed here: https://www.southbay1stop.org/.

Can I take a tour of the site?

No.  The property is a landfill and is considered an unclosed hazardous waste release site under the regulatory authority of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and is not open to the public.  Everyone onsite must undergo special safety training. 

Why is it so loud?  I want to file a complaint.

Because the buildings are being constructed on top of a landfill, typical foundations won’t work.  The buildings have to be supported with concrete piles that are driven through the landfill and into solid soil below.  We know this pile driving activity can be noisy and so we require our contractor to use special equipment to reduce the noise levels.  We also have noise monitors around the perimeter of the site to make sure that we’re in compliance with the noise standards in the SEIR.  We monitor noise levels constantly to ensure compliance, but if you experience prolonged periods of exceptionally loud noise, please call our Construction Relations Officer’s cell phone at 310-956-5942 so that we can address your concern.