Arts District could get Studio Hub

East End Capital has applied to the City of Los Angeles Urban Planning Department for a 15-acre studio complex in the Arts District. When complete, the $800 million project will be a 720,400 square foot content production campus with sound stages.

The proposed ADLA campus in the East End at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Alameda Street would include 16 soundstages with 321,520 square feet of studio space; 292,310 square feet of Grade A office space; and approximately 106,570 square feet of manufacturing support space. There would also be 1,327 parking spaces below the site.

“The existing and proposed amenities in the area, the sheer size of the property and the billions of dollars of nearby transit investment presented an unmatched opportunity to bring much-needed modern manufacturing space to Los Angeles,” said Shep Wainwright, managing partner of East End Studios said in a statement.

The site is currently occupied by two warehouses and parking lots that would be cleared for development. Designed by Grimshaw and landscaped by Studio-MLA, the campus will have terraces on its exterior levels and ground floor space for easy transportation between sound stages and production facilities.

“By taking a vertical approach to campus design, we free up valuable land for larger studios and base camps, while also creating better pedestrian and vehicle circulation between the sound stages and the creative workspace,” said Grimshaw partner Andrew Byrne in a statement. “Additionally, we are very excited to be working with our Arts District neighbors to develop our proposed open space on Mill Street.”

Projects Grimshaw has worked on include the Union Station Master Plan, the LAX Airport Metro Connection Station and the Santa Monica Arts Complex.

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