This is Part Two of a five-part video documentary series on the history of Valley Plaza and Laurel Plaza. Click here for the other four parts:
In November, North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch broke the news that a $333-million renovation of Laurel and Valley plazas . Then on April 14 developer J.H. Snyder announced it had entirely and sold its Valley Plaza land holdings back to IStar, a New York-based commercial lender.
With the death of yet another redevelopment plan of the area, which has been devastated ever since the 1994 Northridge earthquake, North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch decided to investigate the history of the mall in an effort to better understand what the Laurel and Valley plazas were, what they are and what they could be.