Active local developer Crown Realty & Development Inc. has acquired the largest piece of developable property within Burbank's new South San Fernando redevelopment district--a 20.5-acre parcel formerly home to an aerospace plant and currently the site for prop storage specialist Western Studio Service.
Crown Realty plans to work with Burbank officials to build a master-planned development that may include studio, office and retail sites on the land, on San Fernando Road. The property is next to a 75,000-square-foot community shopping center the firm recently built at San Fernando and Alameda Avenue; Ralphs is the anchor tenant of that center.
Western Studio occupies more than 90% of the 425,000 square feet of structures already on the site, which was originally home to Menasco Aerospace.
Crown Realty, which maintains offices in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and now Burbank, bought the property from landing-gear maker Coltec Industries (which recently merged with B.F. Goodrich) and has now acquired about 30 acres in the district.