Architects for Henry's Market submitted plans Thursday for the old Sport Chalet building that included removing the 45-foot marquee, adding windows along Foothill Boulevard and reconfiguring and re-landscaping its parking lot.
Submitting the preliminary design review to the La Cañada Flintridge Design Commission was the first step in remodeling and reopening one of the city's central-most commercial properties.
The California grocery chain bought the 67,897-square-foot lot, at 920 Foothill Blvd., for an undisclosed amount last year. The asking price was $5.5 million.
The site originally housed a Shopping Bag supermarket, and then served as the flagship Sport Chalet store for several decades. It has been vacant since 2008 when Sport Chalet moved across the street to the La Cañada Town Center.
Preliminary design plans focused on reducing the blunt, rectangular shape of the 32,622-square-foot building, said Roger Cantrell, a consulting planner for the city.