MGA Entertainment Master Plan
|MGA North, LLC
||24 Acre Site
KFA is collaborating with MGA Entertainment to transform the underutilized 24-acre site of the former LA Times Chatsworth printing facility into a vibrant new corporate, residential and retail campus. The existing 255,000SF building will be transformed into creative office and production space, and the surrounding acres of concrete and asphalt will give way to 4 new buildings containing 660 units, neighborhood retail and abundant amenities.
The core tenets of MGA Entertainment—Wellness, Community and Whimsy—inform the organization, amenities and character of the project. Central to the design is a varying connective network of open space which ties the campus together. Diverse nodes, each comprising different social zones and unique features, define the character of the immediate locale and are connected by landscaped pedestrian paths. These nodes incorporate a variety of amenities including an amphitheater with outdoor screen, village green, transit plaza, dog park, community gardens, two pool plazas and sports park. Woven through the perimeter of the project is a trail that is both a promenade and an exercise path, landscaped with canopy trees, native shrubs and drought tolerant grasses, which connects the campus to the surrounding natural landscape.
The corner retail plaza and commercial space create an inviting retail element at the ground floor and connect to existing retail across Winnetka Blvd. In addition, a shuttle circulating from the campus transit plaza provides residents and employees linkage to regional transit centers. A new bike lane ties to the existing LA City bicycle network.