Just south of the Van Nuys Metrolink Station, a new multifamily residential development is rising on the former site of a furniture store.

The project, entitled by local investor Shlomi Asiss, was approved by Los Angeles city officials in 2020 for an approximately 28,000-square-foot property located at 7650 Van Nuys Boulevard. Plans call for a six-story building which will feature 124 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above at-grade and subterranean parking for 126 vehicles.

7650 Van Nuys Boulevard, as seen in February 2023Google Street View

A rare example of development around one of L.A.'s Metrolink stations, the project makes use of Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a larger structure than would normally be allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, 13 of the new apartments are to be set aside for rent as extremely low-income affordable housing.

Ken Stockton Architects is designing the project, which is depicted in a rendering as a contemporary podium-type building. In addition to housing, plans call for amenities including a fitness room, a media room, a courtyard, a pool and spa, and a large rooftop deck.

7644-7658 Van Nuys BoulevardGoogle Maps

Work on 7650 Van Nuys began in late 2022.

While the surrounding area is largely industrial in its current state, that is likely to change in the decades to come, as Van Nuys Station emerges as a key regional transportation hub. In the near future, the station is set to serve as a transfer point to the new East San Fernando Valley light rail line, which run in the median of Van Nuys Boulevard between Panorama City and the Van Nuys Civic Center. Additionally, all alignments for the planned heavy rail line connecting the Valley to the Westside via the Sepulveda Pass calls for Van Nuys Station to serve as a northern terminus.

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