A 2,400-foot stretch of Mulholland Highway in front of the Calabasas Village Mobile Estates will soon be landscaped with trees and a walkway following a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.
Calabasas Crest, the owner of the mobile home complex, is shelling out more than $200,000 for the project, while the city is leasing out the land in the public-right-of-way for $1 a year.
"It's something we felt that we would do to enhance the aesthetic for our own residents as well as all the residents of Calabasas that drive by," said Larry Rosenthal, one of the developers with Calabasas Crest.
The land slated for the landscape improvements is covered in sand, which was problematic because people would park there, generating dust that drifted into nearby Village homes, said neighborhood resident Derol Caraco.
The improvements would solve that problem because they would leave no more room for parking, he said.
Caraco said the project was on the table for years and it would not have come fruition if he and some his neighbors didn't nudge the developers and the city.
"This is a great creative solution and partnership between public and private institutions," said Mayor Mary Sue Maurer.
Construction is expected to last for two months.