North Hollywood mixed-use development NoHo West begins construction
The development is expected to open in 2018.
Rendering courtesy of Stir Architecture
A large mixed-use development comprising 642 apartments, 50 to 60 restaurants and retail stores, a grocery store, and a multi-screen movie theater with full-service dining is now under construction.
Dubbed NoHo West, the development, designed by Stir Architecture, makes use of a former Macy’s building on Laurel Canyon Boulevard at Oxnard Street. The Macy’s building will be repurposed for use as office and retail space and incorporate a walkable main street retail concept and residential apartment.
The project’s four blocks of shops, restaurants, and offices will contain a mix of local and national retailers. Final agreements have not yet been reached with any specific retailers, but the development expects specialty grocery and coffee shops, fast casual and sit-down dining, a full-service fitness center, and sporting goods options to be available once completed.
In addition to the residential, retail, and office space aspects, the project will also feature two acres of open space. A 15,000-sf open-air central plaza with landscaping, public art, seating, dining patios, and common areas is the focal point of the project. A one-acre communal area will be used for farmer’s markets, movie nights, food and wine festivals, and live performances.
In total, there will be 800,000 sf of commercial space, 816,200 sf of residential space, and 2,569 parking spots, according to Stir Architecture. Estimated completion for the project is Spring 2018.
Chris Ugo Ajagu