An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has revealed new information about a proposal to construct apartments next to a busy Orange Line Station.

Slated for a 4.5-acre site at 6001 Van Nuys Boulevard, the project would consist of a 530,000-square foot structure featuring 384 residential units and 17,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space.  The proposed building, which would rise five stories, is also slated to include amenities such as a fitness center, a swimming pool, multiple courtyards and parking for 532 vehicles.

Designs by the Metier Group call for a mixture of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units.  Elevation plans portray a contemporary podium-style building, clad with cement plaster, fiber-cement panels and masonry veneer.

The developer of the 6001 Van Nuys is listed as Rodrigues Holdings, a limited liability company based out of Burbank.  A timeline for the project is unclear.

The property was previously used as a car dealership by the Keyes Automotive Group.

The proposed development joins several other plans for mixed-use buildings flanking the Orange Line, best exemplified by the ambitious project slated for the parking-and-ride facility at North Hollywood Station.

6001 Van Nuys Boulevard (Image: LADCP)
6001 Van Nuys Boulevard (Image: LADCP)
6001 Van Nuys Boulevard (Image: LADCP)

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Six-Story Apartment Building to Rise on Westlake Parking Lot

Another project through the Transit Oriented Communities program.

A 9,300-square-foot surface parking lot in Westlake is slated for development, according to plans filed last week with the City of Los Angeles.

The property, located at 366 S. Loma Drive, could see the construction of a six-story building featuring 39 apartments - including affordable units - above a partially subterranean parking garage.