The MTA now says it will spend $3.6 million to renovate the old Lankershim train depot in North Hollywood, possibly as a customer service center. But the agency won’t say where the depot at Chandler and Lankershim boulevards will end up being located, and that upsets some people who want the landmark preserved where it has stood since the 1890s. Today’s Daily News covers the issue.
The depot parcel is a target for developers as properties around the subway and busway stations become sites for mixed-use housing and retail construction.In the past, various uses – from a restaurant to a bicycle shop – had been considered for the structure, but now MTA officials are focusing on the customer center, which would be funded separately.
But proposals to move the station – even to the edge of the block with Tujunga Avenue – have stirred outrage in McCreary and the preservation group Save the Depot, who fear it will lose prominence and historical accuracy.