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Expansion of Disney 'creative campus' approved by Glendale

May 12, 2010 |  8:00 am

Glendale officials have approved a major expansion of Walt Disney Co.’s "creative campus" in the city.

The 338,000-square-foot project includes a six-story office building walled largely in glass and a landscaped area with palm trees and a park-like area that would provide a shaded space for outdoor activities.

“It’s a beautiful project,” Councilwoman Laura Friedman, chair of the Glendale Redevelopment Agency, said during a public hearing on the development Tuesday. “It’s going to look terrific and certainly improve the area aesthetically.”

The new building, in which Disney expects to house 1,200 workers, would be coupled with a six-story parking garage with an array of photovoltaic solar panels. The office building is to include the main six-story wing and a five-story wing with a basement.

Disney representatives said they expect to break ground in September.

“This project will not only enable the physical transformation of the San Fernando Road corridor, but will also provide fiscal benefits that will contribute to the vitality [of the area],” said Neil Jurgens, vice president of design and delivery for Disney.

Read the full story here.

-- Zain Shauk, Glendale News-Press