Metro announced today, September 20, 2013, that a restoration on the Historic Southern Pacific North Hollywood train depot is set to begin, as construction crews work to rehab the facility over the coming year as part of Measure R projects throughout the county. Metro is funding a major portion of the $3.6 million project. Depot is on Chandler Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
The building will be refitted with new siding, eaves, windows and doors. A small park will also be built on the site and the symbolic train tracks will be restored during a third phase.
Metro has not decided on final plans for the site, but plans to lease the depot to business tenants.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has had discussions about this site with the MTA and will be investigating the opportunity to have a presence.
Read more in an article by Kelly Goff of the Daily News