Below you’ll find a list of the most frequently asked questions of the Promenade 2035 project. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to submit them on the support section of the website.
The Warner Center 2035 Plan is a City plan that was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2013, and established development regulations for Warner Center, including permitted land uses, density and height. It was developed by neighbors, community leaders, local businesses and Valley stakeholders over multiple years, and was informed by hundreds of community meetings and public hearings. The Warner Center 2035 Plan divides up Warner Center into different Planning areas or Districts, each with a different set of permitted and encouraged uses. Promenade 2035 is located in the “Downtown District.” The Warner Center 2035 Plan envisions the Downtown District of Warner Center as a mixed-use, transit-oriented, lively urban area to live, work and play. Density and height are encouraged in the Downtown District in part to protect nearby residential areas from new development.
Yes. Promenade 2035 was inspired by the Warner Center 2035 Plan and was designed to fit within the envelope of that vision. Although Promenade 2035 is not as dense or tall as was envisioned by the Warner Center 2035 Plan, it does help create the vibrant and transit-oriented urban center for the Valley that is so important to the Warner Center 2035 vision.
Promenade 2035 places height to appropriately blend into the existing community. The project locates height thoughtfully, with one story retail and three to four-story creative office beginning at the corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin Street, transitioning south to taller, 28-story buildings near existing high-rise office buildings on Oxnard Street.
Yes! Whether it's a work/live studio space, or a luxury villa, Promenade 2035 will offer a variety of apartment homes complete with some of the most sought-after amenities and life at the doorstep. To learn more, please visit the Project section. Or, sign up for additional information as it becomes available.
The Entertainment and Sports Center is one of the most exciting elements of Promenade 2035 and has created a lot of interest. We are considering a range of possibilities, all of which will be exciting for the Valley. It will be designed as a multi-use venue so it can welcome a variety of professional, community and cultural events that will add to the entertainment offerings in the Valley. Entertainment elements being considered include professional, youth and community sports events, live concerts, and performing arts.
Westfield has a long relationship with Unions and has already engaged in discussions with the Building Trades and UNITE HERE Local 11 to work on Promenade 2035, even at this early stage in the project.
Promenade 2035 is a long-term project that will be built in phases over time. The first phase of the project is expected to open in 2021, with remaining buildout in phases going forward, anticipated to end around 2033. The phasing will allow long-term tenants like AMC Theaters, PF Chang’s and The Rack to remain through their lease if desired.
Water conservation is a critical part of planning in Los Angeles and Westfield will be implementing several measures to ensure future water needs are properly addressed by expanding water conservation beyond what is required by code for Promenade 2035. Some key measures include:
Yes, Promenade 2035 meets all Warner Center 2035 parking requirements, with more than 5,600 parking spaces proposed on-site. An Event Parking Management Plan will also be prepared and approved by the City to ensure that the parking experience for residents, as well as visitors to the Entertainment and Sports Center, is convenient, seamless and flexible.
We are at the beginning of the process and are working with all the existing tenants. Several tenants will likely be part of relocation plans to other nearby Westfield properties. While most of the Promenade building is to be removed during the Project’s initial construction phase, the AMC Theatres, PF Chang’s and The Rack will likely remain for several years.
We are at the very beginning stages of the project, but our hope is to bring established businesses together with start-ups and develop a truly synergistic place. Whether you’re looking for an artist work/live space, or Class A office space, we invite you to learn more in the Project section of the site and sign up at our support page.
Our first priority at all Westfield centers is ensuring a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment for visitors, and the same will be true for the Entertainment and Sports Center. The Entertainment and Sports Center will be a family-oriented venue that is compatible with the surrounding community. Security will patrol the site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with added patrols and security officers before, during and after events. The Center will have an extensive surveillance and closed-circuit TV system, monitored from a security station within the building. We work closely with LAPD at all of our properties, and will work in ongoing coordination with LAPD and LAFD on a detailed Event Security Plan for the venue.
The WC2035 Plan is based on market studies indicating very strong future demand for new office space and housing in Warner Center. There is keen interest from companies to relocate to the Valley, and specifically Warner Center, to be closer to their employees. Numerous large employers have found, based on in-house surveys, that most of their employees live in the Valley and are commuting long distances to work. Most employers are interested in newer, higher quality and creative office space of the type we will be developing, as opposed to vacant office space currently on the market. The WC2035 Plan’s market study also found that Warner Center will likely attract at least 7,000 new households (and potentially as many as 21,000 new households) by 2035, generating a significant need for new housing. Promenade 2035 is a long-range plan that will develop office and housing over a long-time horizon, to meet this market demand as it increases.
Promenade 2035 is proposing to build approximately 1 million square feet less than analyzed and assumed under the WC2035 Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the same area. That means the Project’s impacts will likely also be less than those already identified in the WC2035 Plan EIR. Nonetheless, the Project will undergo a thorough environmental analysis to determine potential impacts on transportation. The WC2035 Plan identifies more than 150 physical roadway and signal improvements to improve traffic flow in Warner Center, which will be implemented by projects as they are approved, and by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Promenade 2035 will likewise make physical roadway improvements around the Project site, as well as pay millions of dollars in Mobility Fees to fund additional street improvements. All of the Project’s mitigation measures will be identified in the EIR currently being prepared by the City of Los Angeles.
School impacts were analyzed as part of the Warner Center EIR and it was determined that as properties are developed and approved, each property would be required to pay a fee to address school impacts. These fees are based upon a square footage calculation of residential, commercial and parking. Promenade’s fees would be approximately $6 million to be paid to LAUSD.
We are at the very beginning of the review process, which will include numerous opportunities for public input on the Project. A Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is currently being prepared by the City of Los Angeles, which will look at the Project’s potential environmental impacts compared to those already identified under the WC2035 Plan. The City will then circulate the Supplemental Draft EIR for public comment. A Final EIR will be prepared which responds to each and every public comment received. After the Final EIR is published, the City will hold public hearings that include additional opportunities for community members to provide input. In addition to the formal City process, we will also be meeting with community groups, stakeholders, and individuals on an ongoing basis to seek feedback. We are committed to a process of engagement and transparency with the community, and ensuring that Promenade 2035 is the product of extensive public input.