The Van Nuys Planning and Land Use Committee is focused on promoting quality projects and supporting business owners to generate a pedestrian friendly atmosphere and a safe sense of place in Van Nuys, the Hub of the San Fernando Valley.
The current Van Nuys Planning Document from 2004, Van Nuys Central Business District Design Criteria, describes Van Nuys as architecturally lost, a mix of styles: modern classicism, Monterey style, Mission revival and desert southwest influences. Our committee is working with the City Planning Department as part of their Transit Oriented Re-Zoning effort to redefine and shape Van Nuys. Join us!
Projects coming to Van Nuys Area. Courtesy from the VNNC Planning and Land Use Committee
Van Nuys Plaza
The Van Nuys Plaza: Mixed use development of a six-story building located at the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Kittridge Street, includes 174 apartments atop 18,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a two-level basement parking structure for up to 400 vehicles. Plans call for 10 units of very-low income housing. Proposed open space amenities include a courtyard swimming pool, a fitness center and several outdoor decks. Groundbreaking should occur in late 2018. Design by Ketter Construction.
6500 SEPULVEDA: Residential development of 160 unit multi-family apartment community located at 6500 Sepulveda Blvd near Victory Blvd. Project includes 7 units for very-low income and 274 parking spaces. Amenities will include outdoor pool, fitness center, resident lounge and outdoor entertainment spaces. Pet friendly. Expected to open in 2019. Design by IMT.
Keyes Honda: Newly constructed Keyes Honda Auto Dealership located at 6001 Van Nuys Blvd. Proposed building (82,273 square feet) would contain uses typically associated with an automobile dealership, including a sales floor/showroom, offices, and service and parts areas. The roof of the building would be used for automobile parking and would also feature solar panels. Design by Dennis Flynn Architects.
Erwin Gardens: Residential project located at 14558 W. Erwin Street. Plan features a 3 story apartment building with 27 multi-family units over 1 level of subterranean parking garage. Design by West Pacifica Design, Inc.
Starbucks: Construction of a new Starbucks restaurant located at 7040 N. Sepulveda Blvd., providing a restaurant with drive thru service and outdoor seating. Design by Greenburg Farrow.
5746 Sepulveda: Demolition of the existing El Cortez Motel located at 5746 Sepulveda Blvd and the development of a newly constructed 74 unit hotel with on-site parking. Design by Rosenheim & Associates, Inc. El Cortez Supporting Documents
14303 – 14313 FRIAR ST
14303 – 14313 Friar Street: Development of multi-family residential project located at 14303-14313 Friar St. New construction of 30 units including 6 low-income units. Design by Minarc Architects.
Under Review: East Valley Transit Corridor
East Valley Transit Corridor: Metro and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in coordination with the cities of Los Angeles and San Fernando, are evaluating the feasibility of a major mass transit project that would operate in the center or curb-lane along Van Nuys Blvd from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line Station north to San Fernando Rd where it would proceed northwest along San Fernando Rd to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station – a distance of 9.2 miles.
7002-7004 Van Nuys Blvd
7002 – 7004 Van Nuys Blvd: Mixed use development of a five story building located at 7002-7004 Van Nuys Blvd will feature 170 multi-family residential units with 2,112 square feet of ground floor commercial space. Project will include 18 very-low income units and 329 parking spaces (subterranean and street level). Design by Maly Architects, Inc.