The North Hollywood (NoHo) Station is at the intersection of the Red and Orange Lines, a major transit hub in the San Fernando Valley, and Metro’s third busiest station with over 28,000 daily boardings. Metro owns 15.6 acres surrounding the Station which include the Orange Line turnaround, a local bus plaza and 950 transit parking spaces. At the heart of the rapidly developing NoHo Arts District, the site has the potential to be a transformative center for the area and an iconic example of the Transit Oriented Community (TOC) approach to development.
Metro is in an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with developer Trammell Crow Company, to design a vision for a new integrated transit center, a central square and community gathering space tying together the West and East sides of Lankershim Boulevard, replacement transit parking in a structure, and a new mixed-use development that would transform the area.
Project Site Information:
- Site map
- Acres: 15.6
- Location: Lankershim Blvd/Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, Los Angeles
- 275-425 affordable units
- 1,000-1,200 market rate units
- 125,000-150,000 square feet of retail
- 300,000-400,000 square feet of office
- 800-1000 transit parking spaces
- Proposed program
Metro entered into an Exclusive Negotiation and Planning Agreement (ENA) with developer team Trammell Crow Company/Greenland. Greenland withdrew participation in joint development. Metro continued on with Trammell Crow Company.
July 2016 - May 2017
Developer team shaped project to meet needs identified in the Guide for Development and accommodate transit infrastructure.
Metro entered into a Short Term ENA with developer team Trammell Crow Company/Greenland
Metro received one proposal submitted jointly by short-listed developers Trammell Crow Company and Greenland USA.
Metro released a Request for Proposals (RFP), which included the Guide for Development.
Metro developed a Guide for Development for the North Hollywood site based on community input. Metro Board adopted the Guide at its December meeting.
Metro Joint Development team undertook a community outreach process that included meetings with local stakeholders, residents, business property owners, community organizations, and public agencies as well as two public workshops.
Metro released a Request for Interests and Qualifications (RFIQ) to create a short list of developers for the North Hollywood site.
The success of the North Hollywood Joint Development will be driven by the quality of collaboration with community stakeholders throughout the project visioning and design process. As a first step, Metro hosted a series of focus groups and community meetings to hear from local stakeholders about their thoughts for future development at North Hollywood Station. Based on the feedback received , the Metro Board adopted a Guide for Development for the North Hollywood Station that specifies standards and guidelines for development on the site to ensure that the project meets Metro and community goals. More recently, Metro held a community meeting to recap the project goals and introduce the developer selected to partner with Metro on joint development of the site.
Our partnership with the community is ongoing. Please use the online comment form below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you would like to see at North Hollywood Station. Going forward, the developer will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss their proposal for the site. Stay updated on upcoming outreach meetings and workshops by signing up through our Joint Development Mailing List .
Metro welcomes your input on the project proposals. Please share your thoughts and comments in the form below.
Developer-Led Outreach to Begin Fall 2019
In Fall 2019, Metro’s Joint Development partner, Trammell Crow Company (TCLA), will initiate a series of outreach events to inform community stakeholders on the plans for redevelopment of the 15-acre site, dubbed “District NoHo”. TCLA will also be launching a website with project plans and renderings as well as presenting their vision at regularly scheduled community meetings and events. Use the link below for more information on the developer’s vision and to sign up for updates from TCLA.
North Hollywood Station Joint Development Frequently Asked Questions
Transit parking will be accommodated as part of the development project. Metro has recently implemented a Paid Parking Pilot Program and is in the process of assessing the demand for parking at the station. Ample parking will be provided to accommodate the new development to avoid the need to park in surrounding neighborhoods. Where possible, shared parking, unbundled parking, and parking guidance systems will be implemented.
Based on the Guide, the project will integrate transit into the surrounding communities with compact, walkable, bikeable places in a community context. The project will create office, retail, transportation, and residential improvements, including affordable housing.
PROCESS & TIMETABLE
- Guide for Development: Developed with input from the community, the Guide for Development was presented to the Metro Board on 11/18/15 and 12/3/15 by Joint Development Staff for review and approval.
- Request for Proposals (RFP): The Board approved the Guide for Development at the December Board meeting. The RFP for the NoHo Station Site was released on December 4, 2015.
- Exclusive Negotiations Agreement (ENA): The Metro Board approved an Exclusive Negotiations and Planning Agreement (ENA) with Trammell Crow Company at the May 2017 Board meeting. An ENA means that Metro will be negotiating project terms only with the selected Developer.
- Joint Development Agreement and Ground Lease: During the course of the ENA, Metro and TCC will negotiate financial terms for a long-term lease arrangement and TCC will refine the project concept and seek entitlements, with input from community stakeholders. At the end of the ENA phase, the Metro Join Development team will present the negotiated terms to the Metro Board for consideration. If the Board approves the terms, Metro will enter into a Joint Development Agreement and eventually a Ground Lease with TCC.
The Developer is required to develop a Community Outreach Plan as part of their Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA). Like any new development project in Los Angeles, the proposed development for the NoHo site will be evaluated for potential environmental impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act. Community input is required during this process.
- E-blasts: Metro’s JD team will keep an updated stakeholder list and apprise interested parties/individuals of upcoming meetings about the development. This includes public meetings, such as those held by the Metro Board and/or City Planning Commission, and outreach-specific meetings focused on project development. Sign up for our mailing list here .
- Project Webpage: Metro’s project webpage will have regular updates on the project as it develops.
- Metro staff: Metro staff is available to answer questions on the project or attend meetings to update larger groups of stakeholders. Please contact us at email@example.com .