Thousand Oaks Acorn: Trees pose challenge for highly touted mixed-use project


A proposal to build Thousand Oaks Boulevard’s fi rst mixed-use development is scheduled to go before the city’s planning commission next month.

The applicant, T.O.-based Daly Group Inc., is seeking to transform the former home of Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant into a two-building, three-story blend of residential and retail, with 36 apartments and three spaces for businesses. A date with the planning commission is tentatively set for Feb. 13.

Five years after city leaders adopted a new set of design standards and guidelines for the boulevard that included incentives to build mixed use, Daly’s proposal would be the first such project to reach the commission. Previous mixed-use applications—including Rick Principe’s plan for the former Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital site—never made it past the planning stages.

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