An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning offers up a first glimpse of Van Nuys Plaza, Ketter Construction's proposal to develop a residential-retail complex at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Kittridge Street in the San Fernando Valley.

The proposed development, slated for a 1.2-acre site at the southwest corner of the intersection, would replace three commercial buildings and a surface parking lot.  Plans call for a six-story edifice, featuring 174 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 10 units set aside for very-low-income households - above approximately 18,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 400 parking stalls.

In-house architects for Ketter are designing the project, which a rendering portrays as a contemporary mid-rise building.  The podium-type structure would incorporate open-space amenities including a courtyard with a swimming pool, a fitness center, and various outdoor decks.

Construction of the Van Nuys Plaza is expected to occur over approximately 15 months, beginning in Fall 2018.

The project site sits along a busy commercial stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard located north of the Van Nuys Civic Center and a station on the Orange Line busway.  While this corridor is home to numerous storefronts, it is mostly devoid of multifamily residential construction.