Project plans and a new draft environmental study offer a look at East End Capital’s latest L.A. area studio development at 5426 San Fernando Road in the City of Glendale.
The proposed East End Studios San Fernando Campus, which was first reported on last year, would rise from a roughly nine-acre property located just south of the 134 freeway, replacing a series of warehouses, surface parking, and loading areas. In their place, plans call for the construction of three new buildings featuring 10 soundstages, approximately 165,000 square feet of offices, and various ancillary features. Likewise, parking for more than 530 vehicles would be provided through a new structure and surface stalls scattered around the site.
Gensler is designing the San Fernando Campus, which would place the new production office space in a new six-story structure facing the western property line. Renderings show a series of terrace decks on the office building, providing open space for tenants, as well as perimeter landscaping.
According to the project’s draft environmental study, East End Capital expects to complete construction of the new studio complex in a single 18-month face, with full build-out expected in the second quarter of 2025. That schedule assumes a groundbreaking date in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Despite its scale, with more than 400,000 square feet of new construction proposed, the San Fernando campus is only the second largest facility which East End Capital has in the works for Los Angeles. In the Arts District, the New York-based firm has proposed a new project which would include 16 soundstages and nearly 300,000 square feet of offices at Alameda and 6th Streets.
Other East End projects include a smaller 72,000-square-foot studio complex now under construction at 1239 S. Glendale Avenue, as well as a 236,000-square-foot development which would rise just south of the Sixth Street Viaduct in Boyle Heights.