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The city of Los Angeles this month released an initial study on plans by New York-based Atlas Capital Group to turn a Los Angeles Times printing plant property just southeast of the intersection of 8th and Alameda Streets into a roughly 830,000-square-foot movie and television production studio complex.
Filed last year, plans call for renovating the approximately 26-acre site’s 558,918-square-foot printing plant facility to hold a mix of sound stages, support and office space, post-production facilities, and several other uses. Along with the renovation of a 23,005-square-foot maintenance building, the proposed development would also involve about 250,000 square feet of new construction, which would also consist of sound stages and other uses.
This month’s environmental report lists an anticipated construction timeline of 34 months with an expected completion in 2026 for the project, which is reportedly expected to cost $650 million to build.
Designs for the project, which is named 8th & Alameda Studios, are being led by project architect Bastien and Associates and design architect Rios, plans show.
The project would provide 1,522 parking spaces within a nine-level, above-ground parking structure, along with 143 surface parking spaces.
The largest of the site’s buildings, the renovated printing plant facility under project plans would hold 11 sound stages totaling 156,100 square feet, 215,130 square feet of support and office space, 15,600 square feet of stage support uses, 55,400 square feet of offices, 17,000 square feet of post-production facilities, 59,670 square feet of mill and shop uses, a 15,500-square-foot fitness and health center, and 24,000 square feet of food services including a 16,550-square-foot commissary, 5,800 square feet of outdoor dining, and a 1,700-square-foot cafe.
The approximately 23,000-square-foot maintenance building to the east and adjacent to Lemon Street would be renovated to contain grip and lighting uses, plans show.
The development’s new construction would include three new buildings of just less than 70,000 square feet each at the western portion of the project site, which is currently a parking lot. Plans call for two sound stages in each building along with support and office uses.
New construction would also entail a two-story shop and office building at the northern tip of the project site, fronting 8th Street. It would consist of 41,400 square feet of floor area: 20,700 square feet of mill and shops space on the ground level and 20,700 square feet of office space on the second level.