In July 2015, applications were submitted for Development Review, Planned Development, and Development Agreement for a new project for mixed uses including multifamily residential, retail, restaurants, and either a hotel or office building. The site is located at 103 East Verdugo Avenue, along the easterly side First Street between Tujunga and Verdugo Avenues, and is a total of approximately 1.8 acres of land. The site is surrounded by commercial zones, including the Burbank Center Commercial Limited Business (BCC-2) zone and Planned Development (PD) zones. The Marriott Residence Inn is located directly across First Street to the west. The Holiday Inn is located directly across Tujunga Avenue to the north. The future Hilton Garden Inn (currently under construction) is located directly across Verdugo Avenue to the east.
The Premier Project is proposed to be built in two phases:
- Phase 1 will be a 14-story mixed-use building with 154 residential units; a 7,968 square foot retail space and 1,727 square foot restaurant space at the ground level; and subterranean and podium parking garages.
- Phase 2 includes two possible development scenarios:
Phase 2A will be a 12-13 story hotel with a maximum 230 rooms; 18,544 square foot conferencing center on the podium level and 6,601 square feet of conference rooms on the 10th floor; 4,738 square foot restaurant space and 1,156 square foot retail space on the ground floor; and subterranean parking.
Alternatively, Phase 2b would be an 11-story building with 158,011 square feet of office space and 12,822 square feet of commercial space for retail and restaurant type uses; and subterranean and podium parking garages.
Construction of the Project is anticipated to take approximately six years and be completed by 2024. Phase 1 would begin in the summer of 2018, and finish in summer of 2021. Upon completion of Phase 1, Phase 2 would begin in summer 2021 and finish in summer of 2024.
The City requires approvals for Development Review, Planned Development, and a Development Agreement. The subject property is currently in the Burbank Center Commercial Limited Business (BCC-2) zone which permits a variety of uses including: retail, offices, entertainment, mixed use residential/commercial, medical, and media-related businesses. Burbank Municipal Code §10-1-19121 specifies that approval of a Planned Development will change the Zone Map to reflect the PD designation; therefore, the current ‘Burbank Center Commercial Limited Business (BCC-2)’ zone designation would be changed to ‘Planned Development (PD)’ upon approval by the City Council.
Click on the following links to view the application, exhibits, and plans for the project:
Residential Building with Hotel (Option A)
Residential Building with Office Building (Option B)
The City of Burbank's Planning Division has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to for the project. The public review/comment period for the DEIR is from August 22 to October 6, 2017.The documents can be found below. Printed copies of the DEIR are also available at the Planning Division counter, the City Clerk's office, and all three branches of the Burbank library. The State Clearinghouse number for the EIR will be 2016021054.
Due to the time limits mandated by State law, your response must be sent at the earliest possible time but not later than October 6, 2017. You may mail or deliver your written comments to the City of Burbank, Planning Division, Attn: Jeff Hamilton, 150 North Third Street, Burbank, California 91502. You may also e-mail your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the name of a contact person at your agency (if applicable).
Draft EIR Part 1 (Click here)
Draft EIR Part 2 (click here)
Appendices to the DEIR
Scoping Meeting: An EIR Scoping Meeting was held on Monday, March 7, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., and comments from interested persons were provided to City staff and the City's environmental consultant. To view the presentations by the City's environmental consultant (Meridian Consultants), click on the link below. The presentation by the Applicant for this project, Cusumano Real Estate Group, is also provided below.
A Community Meeting and EIR Scoping meeting was held on Monday, March 28, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. The applicant, City staff, and the City's environmental consultant were present to respond to questions and receive additional public comments. To view the presentations by the City's environmental consultant (Meridian Consultants), click on the link below. The presentation by the Applicant for this project, Cusumano Real Estate Group, is also provided below.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For further information, or if you have any questions, you may contact the project planner.
Jeff Hamilton, Contract Planner
City of Burbank Planning Division: (818) 238 – 5250