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Mixed-use project is proposed by developer in Marina del Rey

July 2, 2009 |  5:00 pm

A developer is looking to build a mixed-used development at a busy intersection in Marina del Rey after other plans for the vacant property fell  through. The Argonaut says the developer is proposing to build apartment units, including those for very low-income residents, and retail space.

A portion of the Villa Marina Marketplace along the 13400 block of Maxella Avenue, adjacent to Lincoln Boulevard and the entrance to the Marina Freeway (State Route 90) has been undeveloped since the former property owner’s plan for a mixed-use project fell through. The Olson Company had proposed to construct 244 residential units and 9,000 square feet of retail space at the site which previously contained a Carl’s Jr., Marie Callender’s and Chan Darette restaurants and Kinko’s.

Although the former project proposal never took shape, the current property owner, Villa Marina MHRP, is looking to move forward with the plans to develop the property with a similar mixed-use project. The Del Rey Neighborhood Council had endorsed the original proposal and its Planning, Land Use and Transportation Committee is now recommending that the council support the new plan.