12959 Van Nuys Boulevard
Pacoima, California

After completing a strategic plan for the revitalization of Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, John Kaliski Architects was asked by CRA/LA to work with individual building owners along this main street to design facade improvements that address existing dilapidated conditions at storefronts, improve the identity of both existing commercial structures as well as individual tenants, and complement the improving image of the street and community as a whole.

The first project to move forward is a six tenant structure with a variety of retail occupants including a fish fry, church, and clothing store. Improvements include repair of existing storefront, design of new signage, selection of paint colors, introduction of planters to soften the appearance of the building, new decorative lighting, and awnings that will protect both the storefronts and passing pedestrians from the strong local sun.

The project program was split into four phases. John Kaliski Architects, working directly with the building owner and tenants, has completed schematic design, construction documents, and City of Los Angeles plan check. As part of its program, and at the request of the Agency, John Kaliski Architects developed the construction bid package for this project. Construction of improvements was done Fall, 2005.

Client: Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA)
Scope: Commercial Facade Improvement
Cost: $150,000

12959 Van Nuys


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