Developer will build resi complex at former site of Debbie Reynolds dance studio

Alan Kleinman will put up the 119 apartments on the North Hollywood property he acquired in 2017

TRD LOS ANGELES /
Apr.April 08, 2019 11:01 AM
Debbie Reynolds and her former dance studio (Credit: Flickr and Google Maps)

The North Hollywood property that used to house Debbie Reynolds’ dance studio is on its way out.

Investor Alan Kleinman filed plans for a 119-unit mixed-use project on the nearly 1-acre site at 6514 N. Lankershim Boulevard, records show. The complex would include 4,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Kleinman purchased the property for $6.1 million in the fall of 2017, one day before it was set to go to auction as part of a larger estate sale of Reynolds’ assets.

Reynolds died at the age of 84 in December 2016, just a day after her daughter, the actress, writer and “Star Wars” star, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was a Hollywood staple whose career spanned some 70 years. She starred in films, television, and on stage, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the titular character in 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

Reynolds was also a dancer and cabaret performer, and danced with Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain.”

She opened the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in 1979, and after an unsuccessful effort to landmark it, it closed in November and was torn down in February. The studio has since moved to Burbank.
Kleinman’s multifamily project isn’t his first in the Valley. He started work on a 170-unit project in Van Nuys in 2017.

Kleinman is taking advantage of the property’s eligibility under the city’s Transit Oriented Communities program for density bonuses and other incentives. The program provides those incentives for developers who build affordable units near transit. The program has proven popular for infill developments in particular.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Developer Pinyon Group’s 486-unit project would sit two blocks away from the Heritage Square Gold Line.

Developers of massive Lincoln Heights resi project change tack to collect city incentives

Governor Gavin Newsom and Senator Nancy Skinner (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Developers rejoice: Newest state law aims to boost housing production

Assemblyman David Chiu and Gov. Gavin Newsom (Credit: Wikipedia and iStock)

California passes landmark rent control law

Lee Rubinoff and the development site

This Transit-Oriented developer is eyeing his latest apartment project in Echo Park

420 West 9th Street, San Pedro (Credit: Google Maps and iStock)

San Pedro’s apartment project pipeline is filling up

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Metro Gold Line (credit: Global Climate Action Summit via Flickr)

“Notorious NIMBY group” brings legal challenge to LA’s most popular affordable housing program

Academy Tower and from left, Rockwood Capital co-founder and managing partner Walter Schmidt, Artisan Realty Partners Mark Laderman and Colin Komae

Swift profit: San Fran investment firm unloads NoHo office complex for 45% more than it paid

Ron Galperin and an overview of LA (Credit: iStock)

LA owns thousands of properties, many of them vacant. LA’s controller has an idea to spur development

arrow_forward_ios