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New Apartments, Businesses Included in Olive Stations Project

With a new influx of multi-use buildings heading to Burbank, one that is making a splash is the Olive Station development. The site of the future building can be located at the southeast intersection of Olive Boulevard and Lake Avenue. The land is currently owned by the Cusumano Real Estate Group.

In total, the building will feature 327 studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom, and four-bedroom apartments. The variety in apartments is meant to provide options in affordable housing to Burbank residents. Hired to design the building will be the award-winning architectural firm Newman Garrison + Partners.

When asked why the Cusumano Real Estate Group when with Newman Garrison + Partners, Michael Cusumano said:

“We conducted an exhaustive search of all of the best design firms in this region, and went as far as to engage five different firms to produce concept drawings for the site, before finally selecting the firm of Newman-Garrison (NG+P) to design the project. And NG+P hit it out of the park. As is evidenced by the design submitted, and their plethora of design awards, Newman-Garrison will bring a new, cutting edge design to Burbank, and set the standard for all future mixed-use projects in the City. (NG+P) has completed projects in Spain, India, Russia, and in the Caribbean, as well as California, where they have designed some of the most recognizable southern California buildings in recent years such as West Park at Civita, The Ellington, The Q East, and the Dylan.

Olive Station will be an architectural landmark as well as a really fantastic place to live. Our team also includes such acclaimed firms as EPT Design (landscape architecture), KGM Architectural Lighting, and John Labib + Associates (structural and civil engineering).”

The goal of this building is to offer a choice to millennials and families alike. Cusumano hopes potential residents will take notice to Olive Stations’ location, amenities, design, sustainability, lifestyle, Affordability.”



To entice potential residents, plans for the building also include a an array of common spaces, which include a game room, a bocce ball course, a resort-style pool and spa with cabanas, outdoor dining/BBQ areas, fire pits, retail stores, an outdoor movie theatre, a media center, terrace amenities, a club/lounge area with a private wine room, and a state-of-art fitness center. Located at the ground floor will be a commercial grocery store.

When asked how Olive Stations plans to combat the affordable housing problem in Burbank, Cusuamano said; “First of all, no one has ever built “live-work” loft units in Burbank, and there are almost no 3 and 4-bedroom units in Burbank. No one has ever built this type of a project in Burbank. The Co-Work spaces will also appeal to millennials as well. And this will be the first project in many years where the Developer is including rent restricted affordable units. And great access to employment, Downtown Burbank and Metrolink station. Families, millennials, boomers; everyone will be attracted to this project.”

Olive Stations is expected to be completed by the year 2021. You can find the full list of amenities and features, provided by the Cusumano Real Estate Group, down below:

  • Amenities:
    • Full concierge service
    • Resort style lap pool & spa
    • Huge common spaces with fire features
    • Seating and cabanas throughout courtyards
    • Outdoor kitchen and dining areas
    • BBQ kitchen and outdoor dining
    • Beautiful garden landscaping
    • Water features
    • Several large lounging areas
    • Private lounge with billiard tables, big screen TV’s
    • High speed internet and Wifi
    • Screening and media room
    • Private fitness club with state of the art equipment, with spin and yoga studio
    • Business center with conference room, computers and professional print/ scan/ copy/ fax stations
    • Dry-cleaning and laundry drop-off and pick-up services
    • Private spa facilities for sauna and massages
    • Zip-Car access
    • Wine storage facility
    • On-site ATM
    • Bicycle parking, storage and maintenance with bike shop
    • EV charging stations
    • Ample guest parking
    • Gated community with key fob access controls
    • Roof top deck and lounge with bar, big screen TV’s and fire features
    • Dog park
    • Solar water heating
    • Solar PV
    • Co-work space
    • Extra storage facilities
    • 24 Hour package pick up and drop off system
    • Highspeed Electric Elevators

Apartment Homes:

  • Features:
    • Gourmet stainless steel “Jenn-Air” kitchen appliances
    • AT&T U-Verse with fiber cable to the units and 1G internet speeds
    • Stone countertops
    • Designer cabinets
    • 9’-11’ ceilings
    • High efficiency “Whirlpool” washer and gas dryer in units
    • Large private balconies
    • Private yards (selected units)
    • Fireplaces (some units)
    • Oversized walk-in closets with custom shelving
    • Energy efficient dual glazed windows throughout
    • Upgraded finishes throughout
    • Low VOC carpets, paints, and adhesives

 

Pedestrian Hit on Olive Avenue Turns Into Fatal Accident

Forensics Specialist collects evidence at scene of auto vs pedestrian accident at Olive & Naomi Streets. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Forensics Specialist collects evidence at scene of auto vs pedestrian accident at Olive & Naomi Streets. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal Auto vs. Pedestrian accident that occurred late Sunday evening around 10:15 pm. The accident occurred on Olive Avenue west of Naomi Street.

Police identified the man as Brad Hensley, a 53 year old resident of the City of Maywood that was struck  in the eastbound number one lane and was not crossing in a marked crosswalk. He was transported by Burbank Fire Paramedics to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries caused by the accident.

The front window shattered and wheels marked for investigators to followup on . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The front window shattered and wheels marked for investigators to followup on . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Division will be continuing their investigation. The driver of the car that struck the pedestrian was cooperating fully with police at the scene and there was no evidence that any alcohol or drugs impaired the driver.

The driver of the vehicle was a 60 year-old Burbank resident. Olive remained closed during the initial investigation from Buena Vista on the east and Florence on the west.

 

Burbank Paramedics care to the patient prior to transporting him to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics provide care to the patient prior to transporting him to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center.  The man later succumbed to his injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Multiple Closures of Streets Planned Around I-5 Contruction Project

Flower Street Sewer Work/Temporary Full Street Closure 

 Caltrans is constructing a carpool lane on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.

As part of the improvements, crews will begin excavation for the removal and replacement of the existing sewer pipe lines at the intersection of Flower Street and Providencia Avenue.

To ensure motorist safety, a full street closure of Flower Street will be required.  Local traffic on Flower Street and Providencia Avenue will be given access. You may hear construction noise during this operation, but it will not exceed levels allowed by state and federal regulations.

The closures will take place from ate October 2012/early November 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

55-Hour Closure of Northbound I-5 Olive Avenue off-ramp 

Crews will be building a retaining wall on the northbound I-5 between Verdugo Avenue and Angelino Avenue as well as widening the northbound I-5 Olive Avenue off-ramp. This work will require the closure of the existing northbound I-5 Olive Avenue off-ramp to build a new temporary off-ramp during a 55-hour ramp closure.

The work will begin Monday night, October 29, through Thursday morning,November 1, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. (55-hour Closure).

Golden State Freeway (I-5) Closures
Friday October 26 through Tuesday November 6, 2012

▪   Northbound I-5 Connector to Eastbound SR-134
TIME: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 9 a.m.
on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Southbound I-5 Connector to Eastbound SR-134
TIME: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 10
a.m. on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Westbound SR-134 Connector to Northbound I-5
TIME: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 9 a.m.
on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Northbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramps
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 10 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 12
p.m. on Sunday October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Western Avenue Westbound and Eastbound Off-Ramps
TIME 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 10 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue Off and On
Ramp
Time: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue Off and On Ramp
Time: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

·       Northbound I-5  Westbound Colorado Boulevard On Ramp
Time: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 9 a.m.
on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Northbound I-5 from Colorado Boulevard to SR-134
TIME: Up to three lanes – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 8 a.m. on Saturday
October 27th and 10 a.m. on Sunday October 28th)
Four lanes- 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 from SR-134 to Burbank Boulevard

TIME: Up to two lanes – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday
October 27th and 10 a.m. on Sunday October 28th)
Three lanes- 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 from Burbank Boulevard to SR-134
TIME: Up to two lanes – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday
October 27th and 9 a.m. on Sunday October 28th)
Three lanes –2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Golden State Freeway (I-5) Closures

Friday October 26 through Friday November 2, 2012

▪   Southbound I-5 Roscoe Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp
TIME:  7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 10 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 12
p.m. on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Northbound I-5 Roscoe Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME:  7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and
Sunday October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and
Sunday October 28th)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and
Sunday October 28th)

▪   Southbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 10 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 12
p.m. on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Southbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 9 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)

▪   Northbound I-5 Penrose Street Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and
Sunday October28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Tuxford Street Eastbound and Westbound
On-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Tuxford Street Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Lankershim Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Penrose Street Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Penrose Street Northbound and Southbound On-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and
Sunday October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Lankershim Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Lankershim Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard Eastbound and
Westbound
Off and On Ramps
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard Eastbound and
Westbound
Off and On Ramps
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 12 p.m. on Saturday October 27th and Sunday
October 28th)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Hollywood Way Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
Time: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 9 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 12
p.m. on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Northbound I-5 Buena Vista Street Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
Time: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 9 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 10 a.m.
on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Southbound I-5 Hollywood Way Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramps
Time: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 8 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 9 a.m.
on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Southbound I-5 Branford Street Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
Time: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 8 a.m. on Saturday October 27th and 10 a.m.
on Sunday October 28th)

▪   Northbound I-5 from Buena Vista Street to Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon
Boulevard
TIME: Up to Two Lane: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 8 a.m. on Saturday October
27th and 10 a.m. on Sunday October 28th)
Three lanes: 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 from Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard to Buena
Vista Street
TIME: Up to Two lanes: 8 p.m. To 6a.m. (Until 8 a.m. on Saturday October
27th and 10 a.m. on Sunday October 28th)
Three lanes: 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Two People Seriously Injured By Drunk Driver In Front Of NBC

A suspected drunk driver injured three people when she ran a red light Wednesday evening in front of the NBC Studios at Alameda and Olive Avenues.

Both cars received heavy damage in the Wednesday evening accident (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Burbank Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the accident at 8:07 p.m.  Initial reports were that someone was trapped in one of the vehicles.  A fire truck company and an additional rescue ambulance were dispatched to assist at the scene.

According to police, the victims were heading westbound on Alameda Ave. in a 2001 green Ford Explorer, when the suspected drunk driver in a blue 1999 Jaguar going eastbound on Olive Ave., ran a red light. The 57 year-old driver of the Explorer saw the other car coming at him, but was unable to avoid the collision.  The Jaguar struck the Explorer nearly head-on.

The driver, from Venice, complained of pain to his left wrist, and would seek his own medical treatment.  One of his passengers, a 79 year-old woman, received lacerations to her mouth, and complained of chest pain.  She was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. A 66 year-old man riding in the back seat of the Explorer received lacerations to his right eye area and upper lip, and spinal injuries to his neck.  He was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

The driver of the Jaguar, Maritza Luciano, 40, of Burbank, received three broken ribs in the accident.  After being treated at the hospital, she was arrested for felony drunk driving, and is being held on $100,000 bail.

 

Residents Get a Scare When Trash Fire Creates Lots of Smoke

Burbank Fire Fighters remove the cause of the fire & smoke a trash dumpster in the parking garage of 600 E. Olive Ave. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Fighters were called to the 600 block of Olive around 2 p.m. on Memorial Day for alarm bells ringing and sprinklers flowing. Upon their arrival they found a a fire had started in a trash dumpster below a chute.

Sprinklers above the trash chute kept the fire from spreading.   Since the dumpster was in the garage it caused no damage to the building.

Fire Fighters checked the floors of the three story apartment building for smoke and found it had dissipated quickly. Residents went back to their BBQ’s and poolside for the rest of the holiday fun.

Olive Avenue Off-Ramp, Flower Street To Be Closed Weeknights Through February 24

Northbound Olive Off-ramp to be closed nightly to freeway construction. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Caltrans is constructing a carpool lane on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.  This has necessitated the closing of some on and off ramps, as well as lane closures.

As part of the improvements, starting on February 2, crews will begin demolition of the Providencia Ave. pedestrian bridge under the  Northbound I-5   between Alameda Ave. and Olive Ave.  The demolition is necessary for the widening of the freeway.  This will require the temporary closure of Northbound I-5 Olive Avenue off-ramp. The closure will only occur at night on Sunday through Thursday, betweenb 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. There will be no closures on Friday and Saturday nights. See map below for alternate off-ramp exit.

Also during this time, Flower Street between Alameda and Verdugo will also be closed because of the bridge demolition.

Caltrans will make every effort to minimize any inconvenience to you. You may hear construction noise and experience vibrations during this operation. Noise will not exceed levels allowed by state and federal regulations.

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