CRA Pacoima Community Redevelopment Agency 2008
The owner of a series of commercial buildings along Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima wanted to improve visibility and upgrade the appearance for the row of retail shops. Kaplan Chen Kaplan designed new storefront elements to increase the presence of the building on the street and the walking experience along the sidewalk. The block is given a more coherent overall appearance with the new façades while maintaining the distinctions between the different buildings and stores. New lighting is incorporated into project for both decorative illumination as well as safety. The work was coordinated and funded in part by the Community Redevelopment Agency – Los Angeles.