A website created by Glendale’s Community Development Department has revealed new details about Space 134, the city’s $150-million plan to build 24 acres of park space atop a trenched stretch of the 134 Freeway. The proposed linear green space, slated for a .7 mile stretch between Central and Balboa Avenues, would span from the city’s Downtown district to adjacent residential neighborhoods to the east. Glendale officials have trumpeted the project’s potential to improve public health, reduce pollution and strengthen transit connections to the rest of Los Angeles County.
Century West Partners, a Los Angeles-based real estate developer, has started construction on Next On Lex, a $280-million mixed-use complex in Downtown Glendale. The project, located at the corner of Central Avenue and Lexington Drive, will feature 494 rental apartments and 8,140 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Citibank has signed on as an anchor retail tenant. Plans call for a wide range of residential amenities, including an underground parking garage for cars and bicycles, a business center, a gym, a yoga studio, a competition-sized pool, a sky lounge and a landscaped rooftop deck.