Apple’s LA Campus Moves Forward
The project will comprise more than 500,000 square feet, primarily office space.
The Los Angeles City Council has granted Apple the necessary approvals to proceed with zone changes for the construction of its upcoming Culver Crossings campus, Urbanize reported. The hub is set to rise on a 4.5-acre site located at the southeastern intersection of Venice and National boulevards.
Spanning both Culver City, Calif., and Los Angeles, the property will feature offices, production areas and other related facilities, occupying an estimated 536,000 square feet. Additionally, the project includes plans for underground parking that can accommodate more than 1,200 vehicles.
Based on an environmental study cited by Urbanize, the construction of the campus will be carried out in two phases. The initial phase will involve commencing work on the Culver City section of the complex, projected to debut around late 2024.
The construction of the building in Los Angeles should follow in the second half of 2023, with completion targeted in either 2025 or 2026. Previous reports, Urbanize says, suggest that Apple intends to initiate construction on the project this year, aligning with the findings of the study.
Gensler is the designer of the development, which will feature four- and five-story buildings that will showcase terrace decks on the upper levels.
Culver City media hub
Apart from office space, Apple envisioned approximately 58,000 square feet of open areas both inside and surrounding the campus. This includes a central courtyard and a park-like alcove that faces south toward Washington Boulevard. Along Venice, the primary street frontage, there will be a promenade, while a more understated green space is planned for the western side facing National Boulevard.
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The upcoming campus will effectively expand Apple’s presence in the Los Angeles area, nearly doubling its existing footprint of more than 500,000 square feet in and around Culver City. The tech company currently leases a 128,000-square-foot building situated in a neighboring property at the intersection of Washington and National.
Apple joins a growing list of prominent companies that have established their presence near Culver City Station. Warner Bros. Discovery has signed a full-building, 240,000-square-foot lease within the Ivy Station complex. Additionally, Amazon also secured more than 600,000 square feet at the Culver Studios complex and the adjacent Culver Steps development.