PROJECT

Metro owns the land surrounding its stations. In 2015, Metro requested proposals for the leasing and development of the Red Line and Orange Line terminals at North Hollywood into office, retail and residential space. In 2016, Trammell Crow Company, and its residential subsidiary High Street Residential submitted a proposal and was then selected to be the developer. More information on the outreach and developer selection process is available at Joint Development – North Hollywood Station.

The project is located at the site of the most significant transit hub in the San Fernando Valley: Metro’s North Hollywood (NoHo) station at the heart of the rapidly developing NoHo Arts District. As Metro’s third busiest station, the transit-focused location is adjacent to entertainment employment and surrounded by a creative and energetic talent. The project is planned over a 15-acre block divided into 8 distinct development sites that will energize the area around the station and complete the link between the NoHo Arts District and the Metro station.

The vision is to create a new urban village of residential and commercial uses, with a network of pedestrian paths to link the multiple modes of transit while showcasing retailers and local arts culture. Designed to maximize ridership, the project will enhance the community of North Hollywood, amplify the dynamic culture of the NoHo Arts District and create a landmark destination for the Valley.

Metro owns 15.6 acres surrounding the Station including the Orange Line turnaround, a local bus plaza and the transit parking lot. The agency solicited an RFQ and selected Trammell Crow Company, and its residential subsidiary, High Street Residential to finance, design and execute the vision.

The project will consolidate the local and municipal bus services that currently serve the east side of the station into a new transit center to be located west side of the station surrounding the current Orange Line pick-up and drop-off areas.  The new integrated transit center will make it faster and easier to make connections, provide abundant trees and shade structures, enhanced lighting and new next bus/train messaging will improve passenger comfort and safety. For questions or more information about the transit center please review the Metro Fact Sheet on this project.

The project includes a blend of both mid-rise and high-rise buildings, which will be built in phases over time. The high-rise buildings range in size from 10 stories to 28 stories and mid-rise buildings between 5 and 7 stories.

HOUSING

We anticipate studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units offered. There is strong demand for housing from people who work at employment centers in the area.

Up to 300 units will be restricted to households earning less than 60 percent of Area Median Income Embracing the existing diversity of North Hollywood community, the project will support a range of household types and incomes including seniors, young professionals, families, couples and roommates.

We are exploring the possibility of dedicating a portion of the affordable housing for the NoHo arts community, seniors and veterans.

We are keenly aware of and sensitive to homelessness here and throughout Los Angeles. Constructing new housing with affordable units is one way we address this problem. The other is our commitment to upholding the quality of life in the neighborhood. This is done by having communal spaces secure, well-maintained and inviting. Our project is designed to facilitate this communal character by providing private sector maintenance and security at the ground level and in the open spaces.

OFFICE & RETAIL

Anticipated retail will be a blend of both local business and national brands, with an emphasis on experiential retail, food and beverage. We expect shops and restaurants to utilize the open space to create an active gathering spot, punctuated with experiential retail events.

Our offices are designed to attract the next generation of talent that seek an active and creative environment. With limited office space in Hollywood and Burbank, we anticipate demand from both large and small office users, who seek a live, work, play environment in a transit-served location.

PARKING

The project will provide enough parking to ensure that finding a parking space in the neighborhood does not become more difficult. New public parking lots will be provided and Metro parking will be made available for busy nights and weekends.  Over 4,000 parking spaces are planned for the entire project, however with transit, bicycling and rideshare services on the rise, the true demand for parking will be re-assessed as each block of the project is built out.  At this time, it is anticipated that approximately 900 parking spaces will be dedicated to transit riders, along with ample parking spaces for shoppers, diners, residents, and other visitors.

Metro parking will be provided through a combination of Metro-dedicated areas distributed around the station and areas to be shared with other uses to ensure parking is available for all throughout the day and night. The project will not remove parking lanes, in fact, we will include street parking on the new streets and provide a public garage for NoHo Square parking.

COMMUNITY

The project includes over three acres of open space and expansive tree-lined sidewalks that connect to the existing street grid and are designed to encourage walking and biking. The cornerstone of the project will be an open space for community events and entertainment. The portals to the Metro Red Line will be redesigned with a more contemporary aesthetic, and the bus lines will be consolidated to a new transit hub on the west side of Lankershim, providing direct connections to the local and regional bus lines. Lastly, there will be additional housing options at various price points for the community and additional office space providing more opportunities for residents to work in the area they live.

We believe this project will help amplify North Hollywood as a destination by adding more of what makes urban spaces great. This includes more gathering spaces, shops, nightlife and creating more reasons for people to travel to and live in NoHo. In fact, one of the core design pillars of the project is to create an expressive environment that creates more opportunities for the arts. Public art in a variety of forms will reinforce the creative energy of the NoHo arts district. The District NoHo art program will deliver engaging, expressive and diverse artworks to support the building and activation of a connected neighborhood, model a forward thinking urban village and promote the diversity of culture and creativity in the NoHo community.

Metro conducted extensive community outreach early in the planning process and we continue to welcome community input as we move through the design process. Throughout the process you are encouraged to attend workshops, open houses, public meetings and hearings. You can also provide comments on our community information hotline at (818) 452-0521 email us at hello@nohosnextact.com or sign up on our website to stay informed via text and e-newsletters.

APPROVAL PROCESS

The project developer must design and entitle the overall project.  This begins with the preparation by the City of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which will be available for review and comment by the public.  Following that, the project developer will process the necessary entitlements for the project with the City of Los Angeles. The project will then be heard by the Metro Board for final approval.

We estimate an 18- to 24-month approval process in coordination with both Metro and the City of Los Angeles. Upon approval, the project will be delivered in multiple phases. The first phase of the project is projected to be delivered in 2024 with the complete build-out occurring up to a decade.

CONSTRUCTION

We will publicize our haul routes as needed and comply with Los Angeles Municipal Code guidelines for construction hours and proposed temporary street closures.  We will post construction activities updates on our website and Metro’s Joint Development website to facilitate communication with the neighborhood. Since construction will take place in multiple phases over several years, effects from construction traffic will be minimized.

Access to the station and operation of the lines serving the station will be preserved at all times.  To accomplish this, a temporary transit center will be constructed on the eastside of the station to support Orange Line, local and municipal bus service.  The Orange Line will exit its dedicated right of way west of Tujunga Ave and will access the temporary transit center from the Park and Ride entrance at Chandler and Fair Avenue.

We are working with the NoHo Business Improvement District and other business owners in the area to ensure we develop a construction mitigation plan for any businesses that will be impacted by construction. Since the project will be delivered in multiple phases over several years, we anticipate businesses being impacted for only brief periods of time, if at all. If you are a business owner and would like to stay updated please email us at hello@nohosnextact.com or sign up on our website to stay informed.