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New environmental documents shed light on developer IMT Residential's plan to build apartments at the former Sherman Oaks headquarters of Sunkist Growers, Inc.

The 8.3-acre site at Riverside Drive and Hazeltine Avenue is currently improved with Sunkist's home for more than a half-century: a three-story, 126,000-square-foot building designed by the architecture firm A.C. Martin.  IMT plans to renovate the 1960s structure, which will be retained as creative office space in the new development.  Proposed improvements include new landscaping and furnishing for the building's central atrium.

Plans for the property's sprawling parking lot call for the construction of a trio of low-rise buildings, featuring 298 residential units and nearly 40,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving commercial space.  The completed development would include a total of 1,345 parking stalls for residents and commercial tenants, including a new garage located at the southeast corner of the site.

According design architect Johnson Fain, the proposed low-rise buildings will offer a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom dwellings, as well as townhouse units and residential amenities.  Renderings portray a series of gardens and outdoor gathering spaces interspersed throughout the property.  Improved sidewalks and roadways are expected to ease pedestrian access into the project site.

The project, which is known as ICON Sherman Oaks, does not have an announced timeline.

Image courtesy of Johnson Fain
Image courtesy of Johnson Fain
Image courtesy of Johnson Fain
Image courtesy of Johnson Fain

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