Proposed Mixed-Use Project Would Replace Car Wash

First published in the Dec. 4 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank officials are seeking community input regarding a development that would replace a decades-old car wash with 49 condo units and business space.
Located at 3700 Riverside Drive, the mixed-use project would feature a six-story building with a mezzanine, a partially open floor between two main levels. Four of the housing units would be priced for very-low income households. The building would include a community room and gym, according to city planning documents, and the ground floor would have space for retail or restaurants. The roughly 82,800-square-foot development would also feature subterranean parking and a small, publicly accessible park on the corner of Riverside and Screenland drives.
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City Denies Appeal of Mixed-Use Project

First published in the Nov. 20 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

A plan to build hundreds of apartment units at the former Fry’s Electronics site will move forward, Burbank officials decided this week, despite opposition to the development.
The Burbank Aero Crossings project, located at 3211 N. Hollywood Way, will feature a total of 862 housing units, two restaurants and office space. Those units include 80 homes that will be designated for very low-income households.
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Resident Appeals Major Mixed-Use Project

First published in the Nov. 13 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank City Council will consider a resident’s appeal against a large development project planned for the former site of Fry’s Electronics on Tuesday.
The Burbank Aero Crossings project would build 862 apartments units — including 80 allocated for very low-income households — two restaurants and a five-story office structure at 2311 N. Hollywood Way. The defunct Fry’s, which closed in February, sits empty on the roughly 450,000-square-foot lot. The Burbank Planning Board unanimously approved the project in late September.
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Mixed-Use Development Approved for Former Fry’s Site

First published in the Oct. 2 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank Planning Board this week approved a project that is expected to bring offices, restaurants and hundreds of residential units to the site of the now-defunct Fry’s Electronics.
The mixed-use project at 2311 N. Hollywood Way, dubbed Burbank Aero Crossings, will feature two seven-story buildings with a total of 862 apartments ranging from studio rooms to three-bedroom spaces, with 80 units designated for very low-income tenants. A restaurant will be located on the ground floor of one of the residential buildings, while another will stand on its own. A five-story office building is also planned for the space.
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Dome-Shaped Studio Coming to Burbank

First published in the Sept. 25 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank community members who’ve driven down Hollywood Way recently may have spotted an unfamiliar sight — a large dome being built near the thoroughfare’s intersection with Empire Avenue.
It’s not a half-hearted replication of Walt Disney World Resort’s Spaceship Earth, nor is it a new indoor soccer field. The dome, which will be about 186 feet in diameter and 95 feet high, according to planning documents submitted to the city, will instead serve as a Madison Square Garden Entertainment production facility which will develop media for an even larger, hemispherical auditorium in Las Vegas. Continue reading “Dome-Shaped Studio Coming to Burbank”