In 1999, a massive -Bigger Than Life- mall makeover began. Land to the west was cleared and Fashion Center Drive, the shopping center's western boundary, was removed. By April 2001 (the date of this photo) a new parking garage had been completed and construction was underway on a westward mall expansion.
Photo from http://web.archive.org/web/20020322170857/oxygen.citadon.com/fashionshow/ (Rouse Company website on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine)