Three years after the adoption of the Warner Center 2035 Plan, developers are striving to realize the vision of a pedestrian-friendly downtown for the West San Fernando Valley.
Last week, The Woodland Hills - Warner Center Neighborhood Council's Planning, Land Use and Mobility Committee viewed a courtesy presentation for a new mixed-use development at 6041-6045 Variel Avenue.
The two-phase project, which will be filed with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning in February, would begin with the construction of a five-story, 328,000-square-foot building containing approximately 275 residential units. The second phase of the development would follow with a 12-story, 180-foot tower featuring up to 80,000 square feet of commercial office space.
Plans also call for approximately 480 parking spaces to serve the full development, with 401 spaces for residents and 79 spaces for office tenants.
Further details about the project, including a timeline and the identity of its developer, are unknown at this point in time.
The proposed development follows a familiar formula in Warner Center, where several upcoming projects have called for a mixture of office space and residential units.
A short distance south of the Variel Avenue development, local real estate firm Majestic Asset Management has filed plans with the city to redevelop a three-acre office park at 5955 N. De Soto Avenue with a 19-story tower and a seven-story apartment complex. Both structures would include substantial ground-floor retail and restaurant space.
Another nearby property at 21221 W. Oxnard Street, once home to the offices of the Los Angeles Daily News, is in the process of becoming a 379-unit apartment building. An office tower is slated to follow in a later phase of the project, which is being developed by Fairfield Residential, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management.
- PLUM Agenda - January 7, 2016 (WHWCNC)