Plans to redevelop a struggling shopping plaza in North Hollywood have raised hopes for wider improvements along a commercial strip that was devastated by the 1994 Northridge earthquake and has long suffered blight.

The Los Angeles City Council and the Community Redevelopment Agency are expected to grant final approval today for the massive Laurel Canyon Commercial Corridor project. Among the planned improvements are the restoration of the Valley Plaza shopping center -- a 23-acre parcel at the southwest corner of Laurel Canyon and Victory boulevards -- and the relocation of an existing public park.

Los Angeles Times