The Burbank Common Project is a Public Private Partnership between the City of Burbank and West Magnolia, LLC. The proposed Project will facilitate the re-use of the City-owned property at 10 West Magnolia Boulevard through the demolition of the existing 70,000 square-foot warehouse and the development of: (1) 33,000 square-feet of event space that would host events ranging from conferences to roller derby tournaments; (2) 19,000 sq. ft. of restaurant, café, brewpub, retail and special event space; and (3) approximately 47,000 sq. ft. of outdoor eating/leisure space, providing publicly accessible open space in Downtown Burbank. Parking for the Project is currently being reviewed by City staff; however it is anticipated that parking would be provided on five adjacent, City-owned, surface parking lots through shared parking with the existing Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station.
In October 2017, West Magnolia LLC, submitted applications for Planned Development, Development Review, Development Agreement and Conditional Use Permits for the new multi-use commercial/recreational facility. In addition to Project entitlements, the Project will also require the City and applicant to enter into a ground lease and shared parking agreement. These agreements will give West Magnolia, LLC the right to build, operate and adequately park the proposed facility; the City would retain ownership of the underlying property and would retain the ability to regulate the five surface parking lots.
The Project is currently being reviewed by the City's Community Development Department, and requires the following discretionary approvals from the Burbank City Council: Planned Development, Development Review, Development Agreement and Conditional Use Permits, as well as approval of a ground lease and shared parking agreement.
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MEETINGS & HEARINGS
Community Meeting (January 29, 2018)
A Community Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, January 29,2018. This is the first of two community meetings that will be held for this Project; the second community meeting will take place in the later stages of the Project. This meeting is an opportunity for you: (1) to learn more about the Project; and (2) to share any opinions/recommendations you may have, now, while the Project is still in the early stages of the review process.
The project is subject to environmental review in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. The Planning Division is in the process of preparing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified consultant to prepare the environmental documents; check this website for future updates and information. Additional information including opportunities for public review and comment will be announced at a later date.
For further information, or if you have any questions, you may contact the project planner.
Daniel Villa, Associate Planner
Telephone: (818) 238 – 5250