Karen S. Kim
NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Developers of a proposed 11-story office
building on the corner of Central and California avenues have
successfully cleared a major hurdle, obtaining unanimous approval from
the Redevelopment Agency during the final phase of design review.
Developers of the Glendale Millennium Tower still need to establish
financing for the project. In addition, after more detailed drawings of
the building are completed, the project must undergo an extensive plan
check by various city departments, including building, fire, engineering,
planning and public works.
The process takes three to four months. Developers hope to break
ground by June.
Rodney Khan, spokesman for property owner Roxbury Management Co., said
his firm did not anticipate Tuesday’s unanimous approval by the
“We did not think it would be a 5-0 vote, but I think it shows the
agency felt the project would be a benefit to the city,” Khan said.
City Councilman Frank Quintero said as much during the agency meeting.
“I think it’s going to bring a number of benefits to that immediate
neighborhood, including the restaurants,” Quintero said.
The building will include 5,000 square feet of retail space on its
ground floor, three levels of subterranean parking, three levels of
above-ground parking and seven floors of office space.