Metro Looks to Improve Rail Service Between Burbank and DTLA

In an effort to improve regional rail service, Metro will study the possibility of adding new stations and increasing train frequency between the City of Burbank and Downtown Los Angeles. The study, which was approved yesterday by Metro’s Planning and Programming Committee, proposes the construction of two new stations in the City of Glendale and two stations within Los Angeles city limits. Although locations for the proposed stations are undetermined, the language approved by the committee specifies that they should be “spaced appropriately” to avoid interfering with the operations of Metrolink’s Ventura and Antelope Valley commuter rail lines.

Fresh Renderings for Burbank Town Center

New documents from Burbank’s Planning Division have revealed fresh renderings for the second component of the Burbank Town Center redevelopment. The project, which encompasses 16.5 acres of the 37-acre property, would create: The proposed buildings would replace approximately 241,000 square feet of retail space within the existing shopping complex, including an Office Max, a Corner Bakery and a soon-to-be-vacated Ikea. Per a site plan included with the submission package, pedestrian flow would be directed north from the mall by a landscaped promenade along a one-block section of San Fernando Boulevard.

Burbank Town Center to Undergo Renovation

Crown Realty & Development, in conjunction with Dallas, Texas-based CAPREF Manager, LLC have reached an agreement to redevelop the Burbank Town Center. The proposed development is highlighted by a large multifamily residential component, consisting of 765 rental units at 600 N. San Fernando Boulevard as well as 70 for-sale homes at 800 N. San Fernando Boulevard. The residential community would make use of a property formerly occupied by IKEA, which has relocated to a larger replacement store elsewhere in Burbank.

Residential Tower Proposed in Burbank Media District

Tipster Oscar Hagen Gake has sent word that a new residential tower is planned in the Burbank Media District. The proposed mid-rise building, known as the Screenland Lofts, is slated for an approximately .7-acre site at 115 North Screenland Drive. Plans from Connecticut-based Lexham Realty call for a 13-story tower featuring 40 two-bedroom apartments, more than 3,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 229 subterranean parking spaces. The project would also offer common amenities such as a rooftop swimming pool, a second-floor terrace garden and potentially a fitness center.