A presentation given in December to the Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council's Planning Committee offers a look at scaled-back plans for a mixed-use project just south of the G Line busway.

View looking northwest from Victory BoulevardUrban Architecture Lab

The project, slated to replace a 1970s office building located at 21201 Victory Boulevard, was initially proposed in 2018 as a seven-story structure featuring 244 apartments - including 61 live/work units - with 16,825 square feet of office space and parking for 219 vehicles.

In the years that have followed, project applicant and landowner Levine Family Properties, LLC have implemented design changes which pare back the building's scale - as well as the amount of housing proposed. While still a seven-story edifice, the revised plan reduces the number of apartments to 221 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings. The project's office component remains mostly unchanged, with 16,510 square feet planned in addition to nearly 20,900 square feet of "work" space within the live/work units.

Urban Architecture Lab is designing the proposed development, called Victory Place, which bears a striking similarity to the firm's Vert at Warner Center apartments located just north on Variel Street. Like the earlier project, which opened in 2020, Victory Place would feature corrugated metal in its facade, as well as amenity decks at the podium and roof levels, and a park-like, nearly 9,400-square-foot publicly-accessible open space at street level.

View of street-fronting open spaceUrban Architecture Lab

The proposed apartment complex follows more than a half-dozen multifamily residential projects that have been built in Warner Center over the past five years, including new developments from Hanover Company, Fairfield Residential, and California Home Builders. Larger multi-stage developments - some featuring high-rise buildings - are also planned by Sandstone Properties, Adler Realty Investments, and Kaplan Companies.

Large sites with less-certain futures include the vacant Rocketdyne property, where landowner Triple Five has hinted at a "mostly residential development," and the Warner Promenade Mall, which is approved for a $1.5-billion redevelopment as landlord Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield attempts to offload its U.S. real estate portfolio.