QUIXOTE NORTH VALLEY STUDIOS

Location: 10445 Glen Oaks Blvd, Pacoima

Developer: Xebec Realty Partners

Contractor: Xebec Building Company

Architect: HPA Architecture, Inc.

This was a first of its kind project for Pacoima, a working class community with a well-located but aging industrial corridor in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Initially slated to be a vanilla tilt-up distribution warehouse, the project was “rescued” at the last minute by Quixote Studios and transformed into a 10-acre full-service Hollywood-style production campus with 5 sound stages, a mill, 20,000 square feet of creative office space, and significant off-street parking. By working within the constraints of the already-approved plans for a new distribution warehouse, design firm HPA was able to make significant alterations without triggering a new review process. With a soaring glass facade and 40’ high walls, the main building dramatically elevates the quality of construction in the area. Additionally, Quixote took over an adjacent abandoned warehouse that was a magnet for gang activity and converted it to a mill to support the stages.

THE BOX YARD

Location: 2445 E 12th St, Los Angeles

Developer: Bridge Development Partners, LLC

Contractor: J Squared General Contractors

Architect: Herdman Architecture & Design, Inc.

Bridge acquired The Box Yard in January of 2019 with the vision to redevelop the campus into a unique, destination industrial asset within Los Angeles’ Arts District. To achieve this vision Bridge has spent ten months and invested approximately $4 million in significantly enhancing both the exterior and interior. Interior improvements include upgrading office finishes including new office lighting and staircases as well as enhanced warehouse finishes such as installing new bright skylights, LED lighting and warehouse air circulation fans. Exterior improvements include new paint, enhanced wayfinding signage, upgraded landscaping and enhanced site lighting.

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