An initial study published by the City of Los Angeles details plans from Trammell Crow Company and its subsidiary High Street Residential plans for District NoHo, the 2.2-million square foot commercial development slated for the Metro-owned park-and-ride facility at North Hollywood Station.
The proposed mixed-use complex, unveiled in a staff report to the Metro Board in October 2019, would rise on roughly 16 acres of land adjacent to the shared terminus of the B Line subway and the G Line busway. A full buildout of the project would include:
- 1,216 market-rate housing units;
- 311 affordable residential units;
- 105,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space;
- up to 580,000 square feet of office space (including 87,000 square feet of parking which could be converted to offices in the future);
- 87,000 square feet of publicly-accessible open space; and
- 3,313 parking spaces - with 750 reserved for Metro bus and rail passengers.
Additionally, plans call for retaining the late 19th century Lankershim Depot building, which was converted into a coffee shop in 2017. However, the historic rail stop will be relocated slightly west as part of a planned renovation of the G Line terminus, which will allow for the addition of new bus bays, charging infrastructure, and a third entrance to the B Line subway station.
The project's design team - which includes Gensler, HKS Architects, KFA Architecture, and RELM - has envisioned a project which is broken into eight separate blocks, developed with a mix of low-rise and high-rise buildings.
The largest buildings proposed within District NoHo include:
- a 28-story, 322-foot-tall apartment tower;
- a 20-story, 228-foot-tall apartment tower;
- a 25-story, 283-foot-tall apartment tower; and
- a 22-story, 281-foot-tall office building.
New streets and pedestrian walkways would be carved into the project site, breaking up the existing superblock. The new paths and streets would connect with landscaped plazas planned on the east side of Lankershim Boulevard.
Construction of District NoHo is scheduled to occur in multiple, possibly overlapping phases starting in 2022 and concluding in 2037. That timeline is contingent on the approval of project entitlements, including a zone change, a general plan amendment, and a sign district.
The proposed complex is by far the largest development planned in the North Hollywood community, as well as the most ambitious joint development slated for a Metro-owned property. The station hub, already one of the busiest in Metro's bus and rail network, is poised to welcome new passengers in the years to come through new bus rapid transit projects connecting to the North San Fernando Valley and Pasadena.
Other developers have already moved to build housing on properties surrounding the station, including Richman Group, which is now in the midst of construction on a seven-story, 127-unit residential-retail complex at Lankershim and Chandler Boulevards.
- District NoHo (Urbanize LA)