The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval on Wednesday for the Warner Center 2035 Specific plan.
The plan, which was unanimously approved, will pave the way for more large-scale development in what is becoming one of the busiest areas of the San Fernando Valley.
“The Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan is a transformative vision for the future of Warner Center and the entire West San Fernando Valley,” said Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, in a prepared statement.
Blumenfield said the plan will help stimulate job growth and economic development by using a transit-oriented development approach to support the regional transportation investment of the existing Metro Orange Line.
The approval comes amid a deluge of development on the horizon for Warner Center, which measures about one-and-a-half square miles.
Westfield Group of Australia is planning its $500 million mixed-use development connecting the Westfield Topanga and Westfield Promenade malls. United Technologies Corp. plans to turn the 47-year-old Rocketdyne site into a development with a hotel, residences, offices and retail. And this summer, Farmer’s Insurance announced that they would move their headquarters to Warner Center.
“This new plan reinvents a Warner Center that was conceived in the 1970s as a collection of monolithic structures and expansive parking lots into a modern, pedestrian and transit-focused community,” Blumenfield said.