Mini Glendale Building Boom
I normally drive around Glendale at nighttime so all of the construction activity is not as obvious when the big kids construction toys are put away at night. I went to Portos Bakery today for lunch, and couldn’t believe just how much construction is going on at the same time around the Americana and Glendale Galleria area.
I started off making a trip to Vons on San Fernando and saw the excavation for a project called Camden Glendale going full steam ahead. The site currently has the second level of underground parking being built. The entire site is fenced off and shored with one construction entrance.
After picking up some groceries I headed back up Central to get some yummy Cuban food from Portos. This is where it gets crazy. Central from the Glendale Galleria and Americana all the way up to the 134 Freeway is getting new sidewalks, curb, gutter and eventually a new top to the street. From the looks of it, Central may be getting a concrete topping and not the typical asphalt concrete topping. To add to the madness of the whole street being worked on it seems like all at once, the Americana at Brand and Glendale Galleria both are under construction. There is a new Nordstroms going into what used to be a motel that butted up against the Americana. And the Glendale Galleria is having major renovations being done to keep and attract new business, such as a new Bloomingdales. Not only is the mall getting a new anchor store, but the entire interior of the Galleria is getting a revamp to freshen up the dreary mall.
If all of this wasn’t enough I made my way to the parking lot at Portos on Orange and the 2 new buildings going up around there are near completion, Legendary Towers and Lex on Orange. The picture is of Lex on Orange. It seems as if the project called Isis on Colorado that has people already moving in, paved the way for the mini building boom in Glendale. I already knew from all the cranes and construction equipment along Central that I would have to take a few pictures. Too bad I didn’t have my camera instead of the little camera phone. But I will save that for later when I take pictures of the existing part of the job we are currently providing the Grading Plans for on Central and California that should start construction before the end of the year. Time to document the 10+ large projects going up all at the same time in the City of Glendale.