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The Warner Center has been in various stages of development since the late-1960s. The latest initiative seeking to transform the commercial and residential Valley neighborhood is Promenade 2035, which would add more than 1,400 multi-family residential units, approximately 280,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 731,500 square feet of office space, up to 572 hotel rooms, an entertainment and sports center, plus 5,655 onsite parking spaces.

The ambitious, transit-oriented community plan was finalized in May and nearby development proposals have already begun to emerge. On Monday, Houston-based developer Kaplan Management Company submitted an application to Los Angeles City Planning for the construction of three mixed-use structures and 1.36 acres of publicly accessible open space that would be built across three phases.

The project, dubbed District at Warner Center, would feature 880 residential units, including 342 live/work spaces, 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail “anticipated as a neighborhood market,” and a hotel with 204 guest rooms.

The site is currently occupied by a Fry’s Electronics store, located at 6100 N. Canoga Avenue. Kaplan Management Company purchased the 8.8-acre property in February for $48 million. It sits half a mile from Promenade 2035, which is being developed by commercial real estate company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

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Phase 1 of District at Warner Center would deliver 442 residential units, including studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units. Over a quarter of the residences would be live/work spaces, some encompassing two stories.

There would also be 2,100 square feet of ground-level retail, complete with a boutique, neighborhood corner market, and approximately 730 parking spaces. Residential common amenity spaces would include a sky deck and club room, game areas, fire pits, outdoor dining spaces and attended lobbies.

Phase 2 calls for 438 residential units, consisting of studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units. The same number of live/work units as Phase 1 would be featured in the design and an estimated 721 parking spaces would be provided. Among the resident amenities would be a swimming pool, roof deck terrace and club room, fitness center, pet spa and landscaped courtyards.

Phase 3 would see the addition of a 12-story hotel touting 204 guest rooms and amenity spaces such as a lobby bar and bistro, outdoor pool deck, fitness center and conference rooms. Publicly accessible open space and pedestrian pathways would traverse the entire project site, enlivened with seating areas, bicycle racks, lush landscaping, pet amenities and overhead festival lighting.

According to the project proposal, construction of the phased project is anticipated to take 48 months from start to finish. Architects Orange is designing the 1.1 million-square-foot development, although renderings have yet to be revealed.

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