UPDATE: Supes vacate plans for Acton commercial center, approve Castaic nonprofit’s lease

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Editor’s Note: The following article was revised Sunday, July 18, 2021, to correct an error reported on the Acton commercial center.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to vacate and set aside the previously approved project maps for a new commercial center in Acton. 

By vacating and setting aside those plans, the center is no longer set to move forward.

The center, which includes a 3,300-square-foot restaurant with drive-thru services, a 6,000-square-foot retail building and an accessory storage structure, was set to be located on vacant property approximately 320 feet southwest from the intersection of Crown Valley Road and Sierra Highway.

The applicant would need to work with the county’s Department of Regional Planning to restart the application process and submit new plans for approval that comply with the Acton Community Standards, which prohibit the establishment of any new drive-thrus, if they’d like to proceed with the project.

Additionally, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authorizing the county to lease property located at 38200 Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, commonly known as the Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center, to the Hollywood Impact Studios Rehabilitation and Vocational Corp. 

Hollywood Impact Studios is a nonprofit that works to provide vocational training for people coming out of jail, prison and long-term drug recovery programs in the film industry.  

The center provided residential alcohol and drug recovery services to county residents since 1967, and when services were consolidated to the Acton Rehabilitation Center, the 5.8-acre property, which includes cabins, a two-story residential structure and an on-site sewage treatment plant, became available. 

Hollywood Impact Studios has been leasing the property for some time and was occupying the property on a holdover basis as the lease had expired.  

The motion gave the organization a new lease with a three-year term, along with two three-year options to extend, for a total of nine years. 

The nonprofit is not expected to pay rent if it continues to provide vocational and training services on the property, any necessary refurbishments of the county buildings, and is responsible for all operating and maintenance expenses and tenant improvements associated with its occupancy. 

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