Arts District Could Get Studio Hub

Arts District Could Get Studio Hub
Arts District studio complex.

East End Capital has filed a development application with the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning for a 15-acre studio complex in the Arts District. When completed, the $800 million project will be a 720,400-square-foot content production campus with soundstages.

East End’s proposed ADLA Campus, at the southeast corner of Sixth and Alameda streets, would include 16 soundstages covering 321,520 square feet of studio space; 292,310 square feet of Class A office space; and roughly 106,570 square feet of production-support space. There would also be 1,327 parking spaces located beneath 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 represented an unmatched opportunity to bring desperately needed modern production space to Los Angeles,” Shep Wainwright, East End Studios managing partner, said in a statement.

The site is currently occupied by two produce warehouses and parking, which would be cleared for development. Designed by Grimshaw, with landscape design by Studio-MLA, the campus will have terraces on its outdoor levels and space on the ground level for easy transportation between soundstages and production facilities.

“By taking a vertical approach to the campus design, we free up valuable land area for larger studios and base camps while also creating better pedestrian and vehicular circulation between the soundstages and creative workplace space,” Grimshaw partner Andrew Byrne said in a statement. “Additionally, we are very excited to work with our neighbors in the Arts District to ideate our planned open space on Mill Street.”

Projects Grimshaw has worked on include the Union Station master plan, the LAX Airport Metro connector transit station and the Santa Monica Arts Complex.

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