City of Burbank Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Airport’s 60 Acres

By On August 16, 2018

Press Release:

The Avion Burbank project has achieved a major milestone with the City of Burbank’s release of the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) on the mixed-use campus proposed by Overton Moore Properties for 60 acres of vacant land adjacent to Hollywood Burbank Airport.

The DEIR release marks the start of the public review and comment period on the document that will be followed by public hearings before the Burbank Planning Board and City Council. Those hearings are expected to begin this fall.

The document, which is available on the city’s website at http://www.burbankca.gov/home/showdocument?id=46052, will be the subject of a comment hearing conducted by the Burbank Planning Board on Monday, Sept. 10. That hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.

Avion Burbank proposes to transform the Golden State Project Area. A unique mixed-use project with creative office and creative industrial retail space, along with a hotel, the project promises to change the landscape of the area and, in the process, bring additional jobs and revenue to the City.

Specifically, Avion Burbank consists of:

  • Six, two-story buildings for industrial/warehouse uses totaling 1,014,887 square feet;
  • Nine, two-story buildings for creative office uses totaling 142,250 square feet;
  • Two, one-story buildings for retail/restaurant uses totaling approximately 15,154 square feet;
  • One hotel with 166 rooms;
  • Complete site improvements related to the project including utilities, drainage, paving, landscaping, lighting, etc.
  • Extend, improve, and dedicate Tulare Avenue west of Hollywood Way;
  • Extend, improve, and dedicate Kenwood Street south to the future Tulare Avenue.

The mixed-use campus will provide users with a unique opportunity to occupy state-of-the-art creative industrial buildings, which are geared towards the entertainment, media, technology, aerospace and new economy tenants. Demand for this new product type is strongest in urban, mature infill locations such as this site that have close proximity to housing, transportation and amenities.

The philosophy behind Avion Burbank is to create an ecosystem where companies can collaborate and foster innovation while recruiting and retaining the ever-evolving workforce in our new age economy. Creative industrial combines the best characteristics of creative office and industrial space to deliver a better user experience. It’s a hybrid of industrial, manufacturing and office space in one building, boasting. indoor/outdoor patios, extensive glass for natural lighting, high ceilings, dramatic entries and amenities such as indoor-outdoor gathering areas, multi-use trails, restaurants and services within easy walking or biking distance.

Those elements are combined with the state-of-the-art industrial features including higher clear heights, dock high loading, adequate truck courts for maneuvering, ESFR sprinkler systems, vision/clear story glass and skylights, and additional electrical capacity.

The creative office component will be unique to the Southern California marketplace and provide office condominium units that will be available for sale or lease. Surrounded by an amenity-rich environment, the creative office space will provide users the opportunity to design their own spaces and take full advantage of their preferential real estate needs. The design is inspired by the storied aviation history of the site with an architecturally distinctive look that is clean and modern. Building amenities include: two-story atrium lobbies, open truss ceilings, extensive natural light, open and efficient floor plans, clear story glass on the second floor, concrete floors, roll-up doors to exterior meeting areas, and operable windows.

Avion is conveniently adjacent to the site of the future Hollywood-Burbank Airport Terminal and is a short walk to the new Burbank Airport – North Metrolink Station on North San Fernando Boulevard. The project will construct, maintain and donate 60 parking spaces for Metrolink station users on the Avion Burbank site, and the campus parking will include 60 EV chargers. The project has also integrated internal mobility bike share facilities throughout the campus. Street improvements along N. Hollywood Way will include wide sidewalks, protected bike lanes, new signals, and additional left and right turn lanes.

Within the 640-acre Golden State District today, there are 160 companies occupying 3.5 million square feet of space in industrial/warehouse buildings. The majority of these older building are occupied by aerospace, entertainment, technology/electronics, construction/design and clothing/textile companies. Avion Burbank will provide the opportunity for these companies to expand organically and stay in the area by relocating to state-of-the-art, more efficient facilities. The movement of these companies will allow owners to transform their properties into higher and better uses and make over the area in a way that best meets the City’s goals for the Golden State Project Area.

For more information on the project and to sign up for future updates, please visit www.avionburbank.com.