Rockwood Capital, a New York-based real estate investment firm, has broken ground on a major expansion of an office campus in Playa Vista. Playa Jefferson, a 200,000-square-foot compex at 12777 W. Jefferson Boulevard, already boasts tenants such as Facebook and Omnicom Group, Inc. The addition of a new building on the easts side of the campus will allow Rockwood to add to that roaster. The three-story Building E, designed by Gensler, will offer approximately 55,000 square feet of leasable space with open floor plans, high windows and outdoor decks.
The website of SPF Architects has revealed a new look for WE3, the proposed third building at the Water’s Edge office complex in Playa Vista. The $70-million project, which is slated for a vacant lot near the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson Boulevards, would consist of a six-story structure featuring approximately 128,000 square feet of creative office space. Renderings portray a contemporary design with punched windows and a translucent metal canopy.
New York-based real estate firm Tishman Speyer is finishing vertical construction for a two-building creative office complex in Playa Vista. The campus style development, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Gensler, consists of five- and six-story structures featuring 425,000 square feet of offices, as well as a 9,000-square-foot daycare facility, 8,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a below-grade parking garage. The project, which is rising from nearly 10 acres of previously undeveloped land, is dubbed the Brickyard for its exterior of white-glazed thin brick.
Are you a senior citizen who has always wanted to live across the street from where Howard Hughes once built a giant wooden airplane? Then this new development might be for you: SENIOR INDEPENDENT HOUSING WITH 83 APARTMENT UNITS OVER 4-STORIES Sure, the neighborhood doesn’t look like much based on Google Maps images from 2011, but there’s actually a flurry of construction activity going on right now. On the other side of Jefferson Blvd, the 196 unit Millenium Del Rey is topped out with cladding slowly attaching itself to the wood framework.
Back on the Westside, construction is moving quickly on Lincoln Property Group’s Runway development on Jefferson Boulevard. The $200 million development broke ground in April, and is intended to provide a town center for the massive Playa Vista campus. When completed in 2014, Runway will provide 420 residential units, 35,000 square feet of office space, and 221,000 square feet of retail space, served by a 1,400 car garage. Announced tenants include CVS Pharmacy, Veggie Grill and Whole Foods Market.
It looks like a new senior housing development is on its way to Playa Vista, with design work from architectural firm Gensler. The 199 unit Fountainview at Gonda will offer a laundry list of on-site amenities, described by Playa Vista Today as follows: The ground floor of the Fountainview at Gonda will be called the Gallery and features many areas for interaction and engagement with community amenities including multiple dining venues, create arts studio, theater, library, salon, card room, lounge and cafe oriented around a large interior courtyard.
Playa Vista may have lost out on Riot Games to West LA, but it looks like the massive lease has whet the appetite for additional creative office space on the Westside. Next up is a project located on the far eastern edge of the Playa Vista’s sprawling campus. A triangular shaped parcel, bounded by Centinela Avenue, Artisans Way and Bluff Creek Drive, is the proposed site of a trio of low-rise office buildings.
Back to Playa Vista, where the Los Angeles Jewish Home is currently working on their latest luxury retirement community. The Fountainview at Gonda Westside is scheduled to open in 2016, creating 175 independent living units and 24 assisted living units. The five-story, Gensler-designed structure will rise at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Westlawn Avenue. The building’s “picturesque rooftop,” features a swimming pool, spa, garden, cafe and observation deck. Other residential amenities include a fitness center, library, and on-site theater.
Traveling through the so-called “Lower Westside,” you’ll notice that construction activity is in full swing throughout the Playa Vista campus. Lincoln Property Group’s Runway has taken off, Tishman Speyer plans to break ground on 200,000 square feet of office space next month, and now work has commenced on a massive residential development at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Centinela Avenue. Set to rise four stories, the building at 12481 West Fielding Circle would contain 703 apartment units above two levels of underground parking.
If you had stopped by the sprawling Playa Vista campus in early 2013, you would have been greeted with acres upon acres of empty land. One year later, you can’t miss the obvious signs of construction stretching east from the Ballona Wetlands. With steel beams and concrete pillars now protruding above Jefferson Boulevard, Lincoln Property Company’s Runway is scheduled to open in late 2014. With a $260 million budget, the mixed-use development will create 420 apartment units, 35,000 square feet of office space, and 221,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented retail.