• Jason Tuvia

New look emerges for huge development around North Hollywood Metro station



A big plan to redevelop more than 15 acres surrounding the North Hollywood Metro station is moving forward, with developers of the project seemingly leaning toward the more ambitious of two proposed developments on the project site.

Urbanize LA spotted a presentation on the project that Metro’s San Fernando Valley Service Council is scheduled to review Wednesday. The presentation includes a rendering of the project, which is being developed in a collaboration between Greenland USA and Trammell Crow Company.

Based on that rendering, along with a graphic detailing the project’s site plan, it appears that the two developers are proceeding with the second of two plans that would bring new housing, retail, and office space to the area.

Metro, which owns the land the project will be built on, revealed both proposals in June. The first would be a smaller development with 750 residential units, 40,500 square feet of retail space, and 200,000 square feet of offices. The second would include 1,500 units of housing, 150,000 square feet of retail, and 450,000 square feet of offices (and 5,400 parking spaces).

The larger plan seems to have been altered a bit since we saw it last. A renovated bus facility between North and South Chandler boulevards appears in the new design, while a swirly pedestrian bridge across Lankershim Boulevard has disappeared.

The project will be spread across a complex of new buildings centered around the intersection of Lankershim and Chandler. Plans also include a public plaza and a new entrance to the North Hollywood station, located beneath South Chandler on the western side of Lankershim.

Greenland and Trammell Crow are also working with the Cesar Chavez Foundation on the project, which will include a major affordable housing component. Under Metro development guidelines, at least 35 percent of units in a project on agency-owned land must be available to those earning less than 60 percent of area median income.

Gensler is the project’s planning and design lead, while Melendrez (now RELM) is providing input on the design of its open space elements.


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