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Developers Tease Project that Could Bring Apartments & New Grocery Store to Sherman Oaks

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It looks like the developers behind a major housing and retail project next to the Sherman Oaks Galleria are gearing up to take their case to the public. On a newly launched Facebook fan page, proponents ask viewers to imagine something -- anything! -- in place of a large dirt field currently found between the corner of Sepulveda and Camarillo and the 405/101 freeway interchange.

Plans for Il Villaggio Toscano call for it to be a 500-unit apartment complex mixed in with 10,000 square feet of retail and another 45,000 square feet for a grocery store. Word on the street is that it will be a Bristol Farms or Gelsons (we've also heard Whole Foods, which was refuted by corporate. And there's been no Fresh & Easy rumors yet). We're told it would be no taller than the Galleria, which sits across the street.

Since this is Sherman Oaks, there will no doubt be opposition from homeowners with concerns about traffic impacts and the such. Keep an eye out, it could end up being a smack down session.

Earlier this Week: A New Look for a Ventura Boulevard Corner in Sherman Oaks