Yesterday, the Glendale city council announced their intention to back Walt Disney Company’s plan for a 338,000-square-foot expansion of its creative campus in the northwest portion of the city. The announcement was basically a formality, seeing as the city and state have already spent $44 million in freeway and road improvements in the area in anticipation of the project.
The campus is already home to K-ABC News.
More from the Glendale News Press:
The plans included drawings of a six-story office building walled largely in glass and neighbored by a carefully crafted landscaped area that included towering palm trees and a dense park-like area that would provide a shaded space for outdoor activities.
No city officials criticized the plan and all said they were impressed by the designs, which were prepared by renowned firms Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Arup and SWA Group, firms responsible for designing major university buildings, hospitals and the Olympic Water Cube in Beijing….
In addition to the 1,200 new jobs for the creative campus, the Burbank-based media giant’s expansion would also generate about 200 construction jobs.
Can’t argue with new creative jobs. Can argue with Disney’s efforts to rewrite Glendale’s signage laws, presumably to stick giant billboards all over their new expansion.