The MTA and the owner of the Pacific Design Center have agreed to create proposals for a large-scale transportation, retail, commercial and residential center in West Hollywood.
The site is a 10.9-acre lot at Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards that consists of an MTA bus facility and the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.
In 2011 Cohen Brothers Realty Corp. of California proposed to build an underground garage for MTA buses and a mixed-use retail, commercial and residential complex with 400,000 square feet of commercial office space, 600,000 square feet of residential and hotel space, 120,000 square feet of retail busineeses, a 2,500-seat movie theater complex and an 800-seat open amphitheater and a new 50,000-square-foot sheriff’s station, according to the agreement approved by the MTA board in January.
The County Board of Supervisors must also approve CBRCC's proposal for the new sheriff's station. Then the developer can begin an environmental impact study.
The agreement with the MTA is for two years with the option of two six-month extensions.