A makeover is in the works for the  G Line Busway's North Hollywood terminus, according to a staff report given this week to the Metro Board's Planning and Programming Committee.

The terminus, which is one component of Metro's busy North Hollywood Station, is slated to receive new transit infrastructure and passenger amenities.  Project elements include:

  • 26 bus bays for G Line and other local/regional buses;
  • an employee break room;
  • new entrances to the adjacent subway station;
  • expanded charging facilities for electric buses; and
  • new drought tolerant landscaping.

The historic Lankershim Depot, which reopened as a coffee shop in 2017, is to be retained on site but moved approximately 45 feet west to accommodate the new subway portal.  The relocation will require the demolition of a small industrial warehouse.

Upgrades to the G Line bus terminus are planned as North Hollywood Station, already one of the most important hubs in Metro's system, is slated to become even busier in the coming years by adding new bus rapid transit connections to Pasadena and the north San Fernando Valley.  Metro is also scheduled to break ground next year on a $361-million project which will add crossing gates and grade separation to speed travel on the G Line.

The terminus is flanked by several ongoing developments, including a 127-unit apartment complex which recently broke ground on a neighboring property.

Across Lankershim Boulevard, Metro is now in the planning stages for an ambitious joint development project with Trammell Crow Company called District NoHo.  The proposed mixed-use complex, which would replace the station's park-and-ride facility, calls for the construction of multiple high-rise buildings containing upwards of 1,500 housing units, 120,000 square feet of retail, and 500,000 square feet of offices.