Bernards Kicks Off Construction on Glendale Mixed-Use Project
By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor
Glendale, Calif.—Los Angeles-based commercial builder Bernards has started construction on a 315,391-square-foot mixed-use project in Glendale, Calif., that will take aim at the Gen-Y cohort of renters.
The seven-story community, designed by California-based TCA Architects Inc. for Camden Development, will house 303 residential units ranging in size from 601 to 1,791 square feet, as well as 16 live-work spaces and six ground-level retail spaces. Residential amenities will include a pool and spa, two roof-top decks, four courtyards, a barbecue area and fitness center with yoga rooms.
The site, often referred to as The Glendale Triangle, will occupy the three-sided lot surrounded by San Fernando Road, W. Los Feliz Road and S. Central Avenue near the city’s southern border, and hopes to provide convenient housing for employees of the areas burgeoning entertainment industry.
“This project will appeal to young creative professionals living in the Glendale area who work in the entertainment industry and related companies, by providing amenities that support their busy lifestyles,” says Steve Pellegren, Bernards vice president for preconstruction services.
Some of those entertainment-industry players include DreamWorks, which is headquartered about three miles north of the community site, and Disney, which has offices in Glendale and nearby Burbank.
“While entertainment companies have brought a significant number of jobs to the city, there is a scarcity of creative rental properties to house their employees. This project will add 303 apartment units with accompanying retail to Glendale’s housing stock,” Pellegren says.
Los Angeles and Orange Counties are expecting a combined total of 8,100 new residential units by the end of 2013. Bernards, which has had to increase its workforce by 10 percent to keep pace with construction demands, is responsible for about one-third of those new units.
Image courtesy of TCA Architects.