Old T.O. Blvd. Building to be Demolished to Make Way for New Retail Structure

Not every property owner on Thousand Oaks Boulevard is waiting for the City Council to approve the proposed Specific Plan that is asking for permission to build 75-foot tall buildings.

The wrecking ball will come to one old structure before the Specific Plan is heard after the new, um, same City Council members are reorganized.

The 4,251-square-foot existing building at 2388 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard built in the 1950s will be destroyed to make room for a proposed new structure with 5,750 square feet of retail space. Both buildings are 1-story. The old building, that once was used for motorcycle sales, is about 15-feet tall. The new structure will average 23-feet in height with two towers--35-feet and 29-feet tall. The planning commission approved the demolition last night.

The city apparently did not learn any lessons from The Lakes parking fiasco where the city added parking spaces to the front of that shopping center to bring more customers to stores. Parking for the new structure will only be in the back and on the side. No news yet on what retailer is expected to occupy the new building after it is built.