DOWNEY – The Tierra Luna Marketplace will have two big-box stores, a 150-room hotel, a movie theater, medical office buildings and dozens of other retail sites and restaurants, according to plans released Wednesday.
The 77-acre middle portion of the old Boeing site is slated to be completely redeveloped. The Planning Commission at its Dec. 21 meeting will consider a host of building issues related to land use and environmental impacts.
The plans from developer Robert Manarino call for Building 1, the white building just south of Downey Landing on Lakewood Boulevard, to be preserved and converted into office buildings and retail.
The rest of the site will be razed.
If it’s built, Tierra Luna will have 1.1 million square feet of retail space and 300,000 square feet office space, with several of the buildings slated to become medical offices.
The two big-box stores are to be at the north of the property just south of Downey Landing. Walmart and Lowe’s are rumored to be interested in moving into the site.
On the Bellflower Boulevard side of the development, plans call for several larger retail buildings, referred to as “junior anchors” in the plans. The site is currently Downey Studios.
Here’s a guide to understanding and reading the specific plan:
- If you want to see the whole development on one map, go to page 36 of the main file.
- Use the zoom tool on the document to read the text on the buildings (the drafters NEVER make the type big enough to read).
- To move the image around on your screen, right click and go to the little tool that looks like a glove. That will let you slide the image around as you look at it.
- For a written summary of Tierra Luna, start at page 42