The Commons Lane

Thank You, Calabasas, for Sharing Your Views About The Commons – Past, Present, and Future

listening carefully

We are grateful to everyone who spoke with us over coffees and lunches, at workshops and visioning sessions, by phone and Zoom, and who participated in various surveys.

An invitation sent to Calabasas residences for a series of December ’22 Visioning Sessions

To help shape the plan for the future of The Commons, Caruso reached out to the entire City of Calabasas to participate in an engagement and listening process lasting more than a year and a half – and continuing today. We held hundreds of conversations with residents, civic leaders, business owners, and other stakeholders who know this remarkable community best.

We asked questions like: What makes Calabasas unique to you? Why do you choose to live or do business in Calabasas? And what role does The Commons play in your life? We talked about what was going well, what could be improved, and how The Commons could better serve the community in the future.

Here’s what we heard:

The Commons is Deeply Valued in Calabasas

The Commons is considered the town center. A great place to enjoy a great meal with friends, or to celebrate special moments like graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries, or just run errands and grab a cup of coffee.

The Time is Right for Changes and Improvements

Residents agreed that the world has changed over the past 25 years, and The Commons must evolve to ensure it stays vibrant. Ideas included more restaurants with a wider variety of cuisines, stores and restaurants, and more activities for people of all ages.

the way we consume entertainment has changed

Calabasas residents recognize that the entertainment industry has been transformed by the rise of in-home entertainment streaming. Keeping The Commons vibrant for the future requires introducing new uses for the existing theater space.

elegant Housing Done “The Right Way” Can Meet Important Needs

We met residents of all ages interested in living at The Commons, including recent college graduates, young families, and seniors looking to downsize and remain in the community. Apartment homes should be elegant and luxurious – a true alternative to single family homes.

More Open Space Would Be Welcomed

More green space for relaxing, reading, or enjoying movies in the park would be a welcome addition to The Commons. We heard about ideas for pop-up events like live entertainment, wine tastings, and holiday traditions. More walking areas with lush landscaping would also be a beautiful addition.

Convenient Parking is Important

Continued access to plenty of free, convenient surface parking close to stores and restaurants is essential.

25 Partnerships for 25 Years

In honor of our silver anniversary, Caruso is celebrating the community with our “25 for 25” program: a partnership with 25 great local organizations and causes to help keep Calabasas vibrant. Whether sponsoring ice cream socials for local schools, hosting holiday events and toy drives, or donating to local non-profits, the Caruso team is proud to support this unique and wonderful community, now and in the years to come.


LVUSD Foundation Fundraiser

Annual Menorah Lighting

Christmas Holiday Stroll

Back to School Event