IMT Capital Plans Multifamily Development in Van Nuys

Los Angeles-based developer IMT Capital has filed plans with the City of Los Angeles for a new multifamily residential development in Van Nuys. The project, which is slated for a 1.22-acre site at 6500 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, would consist of a podium-style building featuring 160 residential units - including seven for very low income households - in addition to 274 automobile parking spaces and 176 bicycle parking stalls. A rendering from the IMT website portrays a contemporary six-story structure.

Proposed Van Nuys Development Revealed

Later this week, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission will review 7111 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, a proposed mixed-use development from the Downtown-based firm Fayz Holdings, LLC. The project, slated for the current site of a small commercial building south of Sherman Way, comes from Fayz Holdings, a limited liability company based out of Downtown Los Angeles. Plans call for a six-story structure, featuring 180 residential units, 4,750 square feet of ground-floor retail space and on-site parking for 302 vehicles and 206 bicycles.

First Glimpse of Orange Line-Adjacent Project

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.

The East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor: Rendered

Though its June 2018 opening date looms on the distant horizon, few details regarding the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor (ESFVTC) are set in stone. The project, partially funded through $170 million in Measure R revenue, will improve public transportation along a nine-mile swath between the Orange Line busway and Sylmar. The proposed transit line would serve an area which is home to over 460,000 people–a larger total than either the cities of Atlanta and Miami.

Van Nuys Getting 126 Apartments

According to documents submitted to the Department of City Planning, a large parking lot east of the Van Nuys Airport is pegged to receive a new residential development. Here’s what we know so far: 7133 N Woodley Ave Construction of a 126 unit apartment building on two adjoining vacant lots.The proposed project size is 138,296 sq. ft. of floor area and will be 45 ft. in height. The project will provide 224 parking spaces.

Check Out the Upcoming SFV Family Support Center

Back in September, longtime County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky announced that the San Fernando Valley Family Support Center was breaking ground in Van Nuys. Located at the southwest corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Saticoy Street, the 220,000 square foot project carries a price tag of $175.9 million. When the LEED Gold certified facility opens in August 2015, the departments of Children and Family Services, Public Social Services, Child Support Services, Probation, Health Services, Mental Health and Public Healthy shall be unified under one roof.

More Apartments Over Retail in Van Nuys

Building Los Angeles doesn’t often trek north of the Santa Monica Mountains, but a renewed focus on urban communities in the San Fernando Valley has started to change this. A variety of mixed-use developments are currently in the pipeline, concentrated in walkable hubs in Glendale, North Hollywood and Warner Center. One of the newest players in the arena is a project anointed as Sepulveda Square. Plans call for 131 apartments and just over 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, encased within a five-story structure north of the intersection of Sepulveda and Burbank Boulevards.

Van Nuys Parcel Getting Nondescript Hotel Action (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Documents from the Department of City Planning indicate that the new project shall be a La Quinta Inn and Suites. Get ready for some knock-off Mission style architecture, Van Nuys. Low slung Sepulveda Boulevard is starting to grow a little bit taller in Van Nuys. Back in November, the Department of City Planning received a proposal to redevelop the site of the 32-room El Cortez Motel. Plans call for the demolition for the parcel’s four existing structures, followed by the construction of a four-story hotel containing 73 guest rooms.

City Councilman Wants to Make Light Rail on the Orange Line Possible

Passengers on Metro’s Orange Line buses are undoubtedly familiar with their claustrophobia inducing conditions. While fighting for scarce leg and elbow room, many have asked “why the hell isn’t this thing a train?“ Fear not, San Fernando Valley denizens: Tom LaBonge understands your plight. The 4th District Councilman introduced a motion over the summer that would put the City of Los Angeles on the record as supporting the repeal of SB 211, the legislation passed by the State Senate in 1991 which prohibits light rail on the Orange Line’s right-of-way.

Supportive Housing Complex Underway in Van Nuys

The not-for-profit Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) and architect Michael Maltzan are continuing their longstanding partnership through a new development in the San Fernando Valley Earlier this month, a group of local officials convened upon a vacant lot in Van Nuys for the groundbreaking of the Crest Apartments, a $22 million supportive housing complex which will cater to formerly homeless veterans. The five-story development, located at 13604 Sherman Way, will offer 63 affordable housing units, a social services office and shared community spaces upon its completion in 2016.