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Old June 19th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #21
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^ Well your rich bastard cousin and you should know the it's actually Rancho Palos Verdes.... RPV, sooooooooo PV will be know for the Westsides newest community!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 05:32 AM   #22
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Playa Vista's Planned 7.9 Acre Central Park


Continuing with our Playa Vista day, let's consider what the future holds for this sprawling Westside development. So a tiny peek at the 7.9 acre "Central Park" planned for the Playa Vista commercial campus. It's tentatively set to open in summer 2009, according to a rep for Playa Vista development and is being designed by local architect Michael Maltzan (behind downtown's Carver Apartments) and landscape architect James Burnett. The park, located at Jefferson and Centinela, will have a soccer field, an amphitheater (pictured above), and more; the master plan is being kept under record. This is considered a private-public park, meaning that it's private land, but anyone can use it. The park was recently cited by the jury of the AIA-LA, who noted the following: “This park brings provocative design thinking to an environment that needs it.” You bring the blankets, we'll bring the rose wine.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #23
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Playa Vista day at Curbed. How cute. I do not understand that rendering, at all.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #24
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^ Well your rich bastard cousin and you should know the it's actually Rancho Palos Verdes.... RPV, sooooooooo PV will be know for the Westsides newest community!
Never in a million years will PV mean anything other than Palos Verdes!!!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #25
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Belkin just signed a lease at Playa Vista for their HQ campus. Construction breaking ground now to start on the office buildings. It's one of the biggest if not the biggest office moves this year.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #26
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Playa Vista is a city within a city. It deserves its own Metro stop. If it had that and more retail, it'd be more urban and less manufactured.

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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #27
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Belkin, huh?
Welcome, macross... and now it's time to tell us more.
Including, where you at?
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:48 PM   #28
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Westy, Playa Vista is close to the kind of new development we need in LA (and by new development, I mean in the city, not fringe development). Playa Vista should have more mixed-use buildings, should be centered around a Metro stop, and should have actually decreased the size of those roads (traffic calming) instead of widening them.
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Well the metro stop is beyond possible seeing that the westside is not serviced ... at all.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #30
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Belkin just signed a lease at Playa Vista for their HQ campus. Construction breaking ground now to start on the office buildings. It's one of the biggest if not the biggest office moves this year.
I think this is what omg was posting about.

http://www.campusatplayavista.com

Breaking ground now unlike the Horizon office park at Playa that has been under construction for over a year now.



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LOS ANGELES-Tishman Speyer has kicked off construction of the 325,000-sf, four-building first phase of its 1.6-million-sf, 64-acre Campus at Playa Vista, which Tishman is building in a joint venture with Walton Street Capital LLC. Los Angeles-based electronics firm Belkin International has signed for 150,000 sf of office space for a new headquarters at the new campus, where the first phase of construction is slated to be completed in late 2009.

The developers are aiming for LEED Gold certification for the Campus at Playa Vista buildings, which are being designed by Gensler and will be surrounded by 20 acres of park space. Upon completion of all phases, the 1.6 million sf at the campus will include the redevelopment of more than 500,000 sf of historic buildings. Financing for the development is being provided by California National Bank.

new corporate headquarters for Belkin will consolidate the company’s operations from elsewhere in the Los Angeles area. Belkin was represented by Scott Chalmers, president of Kenrick Ventures Inc.

Located in the eastern portion of Playa Vista, the Campus at Playa Vista is adjacent to the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Centinela Avenue in West Los Angeles. The site includes a historic district built by Howard Hughes that was home to the Hughes Aircraft Co.

Each building will include four stories of class A office space above two levels of podium parking. The top floor of each building will have a landscaped deck/green roof with a 1,000-sf patio for tenant use. In addition, tenants will have access to three 9,000-sf landscaped patios connecting the buildings.

The approximately 20 acres of new parks that will surround the buildings will feature landscaped gardens, various athletic courts and fields, a skateboarding park, a performance band shell and water features. Playa Vista, the first mixed-use community to be built in West Los Angeles in the last 50 years, already includes retail and housing, with about 6,500 residents. Its is situated between Marina Del Rey and Westchester, about a mile from the beach.
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Well the metro stop is beyond possible seeing that the westside is not serviced ... at all.
If Playa Vista got a stop it would be a Lincoln Line, and the only job centers along or near that route would be Santa Monica and LAX/El Segundo. If you want them to get downtown (or Century City or the Miracle Mile), you would need to build on Culver Blvd (on the old ROW), but that's not gonna happen for a long time.
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Playa Vista Runway

LA Times reported on 4/5/2012

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From "The Architect's Newspaper" (6/12/2012)


Runway Takes Off
Final piece of Playa Vista airport redevelopment underway.

Courtesy Johnson FainRunway, the final component of the long-debated and litigated Playa Vista project, will finally break ground in August, delivering a much-needed commercial and civic center on the site of an airport once owned by Howard Hughes. Often derided for its suburban character, Playa Vista is continuing to evolve after 30 years on the drawing board, with the forthcoming addition slated for 11 acres adjacent to the Ballona Creek Wetlands and the Pacific Ocean.

Designed by Los Angeles–based architecture and planning firm Johnson Fain, the $260 million project, developed by master developer Playa Capital Company and Runway site owner Lincoln Property Company, will be located at the site’s former runway (hence the name). Design lead Scott Johnson and his team spent three years designing before the project cleared the California Supreme Court. With a targeted opening date of 2014, Runway will add 200,000 square feet of retail, including a movie theater, shops, and restaurants, 420 apartments, and 25,000 square feet of creative office space.




“In theory, it’s an exceptional location,” said Johnson. “It’s hard to build near the ocean today. And it’s the newest part of the city.”

Since its earliest conception, developed by local firm Moule & Polyzoides, Playa Vista has been an experiment in New Urbanism, though much of the original master plan was abandoned after numerous lawsuits and market cycles. Runway retains the original concept’s ambitions, especially regarding pedestrian scale, landscaping, and what Johnson calls a “heightening of the public realm.”

The most prominent element will be a five-story, lantern-shaped vertical circulation structure that does extra duty as a people mover, social gathering place, and public art. The design team also called on traditional urban place-making concepts by breaking the Runway site’s 11 acres into smaller blocks. Rios Clementi Hale led the landscape design work. To activate the streetscape, the design team placed residential units above the commercial and retail uses in a mixed-use arrangement that tops out at a height of four stories.




The project diverges from Playa Vista’s New Urbanist progenitors in a strict adherence to contemporary architecture style. Johnson describes Runway as “beach industrial.” He is careful to point out, however, that Runway will not be a thematic environment. Only contemporary materials will be used, such as steel, tile, timber, and self-rusting Cor-ten steel—materials, Johnson said, “that will gain quality with weathering.”

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Old June 14th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #38
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I'm moving these threads to "Development News", once they stick the shovel in the dirt, they go in "Projects".
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