A staff report scheduled for the January 21 meeting of the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission offers a first look at a proposed mixed-use complex which would rise at the site of Fry's Electronics in Warner Center.
Kaplan Companies, a Houston-based developer which purchased the 8.8-acre property at 6100 N. Canoga Avenue last year for $42 million, is pursuing entitlements for a 1.1-million-square-foot development which would include multifamily housing, retail space, and a new hotel.
The multi-phase development, called District at Warner Center would include two eight-story apartment buildings containing a combined total of 880 studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings with multiple courtyards and amenity decks, 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and parking for more than 1,400 vehicles.
Between the two buildings along Canoga Avenue, plans also call for the construction of a 12-story hotel containing 204 guest rooms and a 63-car garage. The mid-rise structure would also include a pool deck, a fitness center, and a rooftop lounge.
AO is designing District at Warner Center, which would include buildings ranging between 136 and 150 feet in height. The new construction would be bisected by a pedestrian "woonerf," flanked by live/work apartments, plazas, and green spaces. The shared street would link to an existing walkway at the adjacent Vela at Ox mixed-use project, and will also be aligned to connect with future developments on neighboring sites along Variel Avenue and across Canoga Avenue.
Construction of District at Warner Center is expected to occur in three phases, starting with the two apartment buildings. A full buildout of the project would take approximately four years, following the approval of entitlements.
Per the staff report to the Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners, it is recommended that the developer should make a payment of up to $11,975,000 for new green space and other projects, rather than dedicate land within the project site or at another location for use as a park.
The project follows on the heels of several other large mixed-use developments planned in the Warner Center neighborhood, including the Promenade 2035 complex and Adler Realty's proposed campus at Burbank Boulevard and De Soto Avenue.