A 1.33-acre site adjacent to Cal State Northridge is slated for redevelopment as a residential-retail complex, according to an initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The project, slated for the northwest corner of Darby and Nordhoff Streets, would consist of a five-story building featuring 146 apartments above 2,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial spaces.  Other components of the building wouldinclude a fitness center, an event room, courtyard areas and subterranean parking for 222 vehicles.

Developer Nordhoff Darby, LLC would raze a vacant single family home and a small commercial building to make way for the project, which could house a coffee shop or frrozen yogurt shop within its ground floor.

Local firm DE Architects is designing the mixed-use project, which would feature one, two- and three-bedroom dwellings in a building clad with cement plaster, fiber cement panels and metal.

A construction timeline is not specified within the initial study.

Rendering by DE Architects
Rendering by DE Architects
Image via LADCP

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The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.