The Residence Depot needs to raze a popular movie theater and a dozen organizations in Granada Hills to create a major-box retail store full of applications and lumber. The neighbors are not happy.
The Atlanta-based mostly dwelling improvement chain has submitted ideas to build a 108,000-square-foot store and a 28,000-square-foot garden middle in the North Hills Purchasing Center at 16830 Devonshire Road, the Los Angeles Every day News noted.
It would involve demolishing a Regency Theaters and 12 organizations, together with a bank, a Baja New and a O.Tofu Property & Pankko Tonkatsu cafe.
The 9-acre searching centre involves an current 95,600-sq.-foot commercial centre, a 40,000-square-foot, 2,400-seat movie theater and a area parking ton.
An affiliate of Residence Depot bought the Regency Theatres building at Devonshire and Balboa Boulevard last Oct for $37 million.
The company has submitted an software with L.A. city planners of its intent to create a Home Depot store and backyard garden centre, which would demand demolishing numerous firms in the northeast aspect of the purchasing middle, in accordance to metropolis information.
The new Property Depot would incorporate parking for 456 cars and trucks and 33 bicycles.
Community teams are involved about a solitary business changing quite a few companies that provide the north San Fernando Valley, like the well-liked motion picture theater.
They also expressed worry about traffic and the deficiency of community input for the undertaking.
“It seems it’s just a done deal with out any input from the group,” Dave Beauvais, former president of the Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, informed the Everyday News. He explained the buying centre was “a lousy position to put a big components keep.”
“My problems would be, is it a good fit in that browsing middle?” he reported. “You’re replacing a bunch of modest retail merchants and the theater — the place most of the targeted visitors was (heading) on evenings and weekends — with a massive 140,000-sq.-foot keep. It is likely to attract website traffic from all in excess of the north Valley.”
An owner of a setting up following to Regency Theaters explained he’d presently employed a attorney to sue Dwelling Depot. House Depot did not return requests for remark.
– Dana Bartholomew