What if there were a Van Nuys Experimental District for architecture?
I mentioned this to Andreas Samson last night, the idea of building, near the Busway and the Civic Center, a walkable but unique area of designed urbanism.
Integrating old buildings against striking new ones might help bring revitalization to the dead zone.
Looking online at photos at Archello reveals that the rest of the world, from Vietnam to Australia, already does that.
Here are some examples of new urban design–some of which may be applicable to Van Nuys: