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SACRAMENTO-Westfield Corp. has dropped its plans to expand Sacramento’s Downtown Plaza two blocks eastward, and has also dismissed its plan to move its movie theater tenant, Century Theatres, to a new 16-screen cinema on K street between Seventh and Eighth streets, just outside Downtown Plaza.

Trying to buy out property owners on K Street was a major hardship for the development company, who eventually threw in the towel on both plans. Apparently, the property owners were demanding too much money.

Westfield has decided to find a place in the existing plaza that will supply Century with enough screens to compete with suburban mega-theaters.

At a recent city council meeting, K Street was named as one of the largest pieces of unfinished business left in the downtown redevelopment area, with millions of dollars spent on it over the last few years.

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