Once upon a time, North Hollywood's Laurel Plaza was a buzzing retail therapy haven — and a grand new plan hopes to revive it as a fancy mixed-use lifestyle center. Daily News reports that the LA City Planning Commission has given the green light to NoHo West, a 25-acre development that'll offer shopping, housing, office space, and entertainment.
Per NoHo West's website, the mixed-user will offer a "mix of local and national retailers, four blocks of shops, restaurants, and offices, amenity-rich residential apartment units, and over two acres of open space." Valley residents will also enjoy a movie theater with "full-service dining and reserved seating." Nice.
Spanning along the 170 freeway, the once-popular corridor is currently home to a soon-to-shutter Macy's (which closes at the end of this month or October) and is located at the corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Oxnard Street. As the local paper notes, the revitalization project "is a joint venture between Merlone Geier Partners and GPI Co."
Per an email release from City Councilman Paul Krekorian, the megadevelopment is expected to bring 1,2000 construction jobs and "will be the cornerstone of a bright commercial future in the area."
The project has two more rounds of City Council approvals (first the Planning and Land Use Committee, then the full council) before construction can officially start. Check out a few more renderings below and stay tuned for more.
6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606