On December 25, a new topless bar will rise to prominence in Los Angeles, as Del Aire's Wild Goose, the "best topless dance club in the Los Angeles area" shuts its doors on December 24 to make way for a big old transit-oriented development. We first heard about the Aviation Station project, planned for just south of the Metro Green Line/LAX Station, in 2009 and it's been making its way through the system since then--it's set to be heard by the county Board of Supervisors today, according to the Daily Breeze. Developer Larry Kroeze's family has owned the Wild Goose, which lies in unincorporated LA County, since 1966. He plans to shut it down on Christmas Eve and demolish it, along with some single family houses, and the Aviation bus terminal in incorporated Los Angeles. The Department of Transportation owns that terminal, so part the plan includes a boundary shift that will unincorporate the land and hand it over to Metro.
The new project will include 376 housing units (condos, townhouses, and apartments) and about 30,000 square feet of retail. All entrances for the project will be off Aviation Blvd., as opposed to earlier plans that had an entrance on 117th St. The bus terminal will be moved to Aviation and Imperial and become a park and ride.
Amazingly, this project has met with almost no neighborhood opposition. After today's meeting, it'll have to go back to the Board of Supes next month. A rep for Kroeze says that once the approvals are in, "I think this will move quickly."
· Homes to cover Del Aire strip club site [Daily Breeze]
· Del Aire to Lose Strip Club, Gain Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development [Curbed LA]