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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors certified the environmental impact report last August for The Walt Disney Co.’s planned development of either eight or 12 new sound stages east of the 14 Freeway at Placerita Canyon Road.

Now, on Tuesday, the supervisors will consider approving all of the various permits that the company would need before it can actually go forth and build.

The company apparently hasn’t yet settled on eight or 12 sound stages because it’s seeking approval of two alternative tract maps –  one with 510,000 square feet of indoor studio facilities including eight sound stages and an office building; and another with 555,950 square feet of indoor studio facilities including 12 sound stages.

The construction site along Placerita Canyon Road at SR-14.

Part of the planned construction site along Placerita Canyon Road at SR-14.

The construction would occur on 44 acres (plus another 14 for parking) of the 890-acre Golden Oak Ranch, which Disney has been operating since the late 1950s.

Because the company filed its plans prior to the county’s adoption in 2012 of the One Valley, One Vision city-county general plan, the studio project falls under the county’s old 1990 SCV Area Plan, which will need to be amended. That’s part of Tuesday’s planned action, along with a zone change from heavy agricultural to commercial.

Also up for consideration is an oak tree permit, because the studio project calls for the removal of 158 oaks, including 16 heritage oaks, and encroachment into the protected zone of another 83 oak trees elsewhere on the property, as identified in the EIR.

There’s also a needed parking permit, to allow for tandem (stacked) parking, possibly within an LADWP easement.

Under a requested conditional use permit, building height would be limited to 60 feet within the development area, and the CUP would authorize and regulate certain things on the rest of the property including the “relocation of a caretaker mobile home, construction of a water tank, exemption from the county’s Outdoor Lighting District hours of operation, on-site filming activities, and the continued operation and maintenance of existing outdoor motion picture sets and the filming ranch on 195 acres. The remaining 637 acres of the Ranch will be used as a buffer area and filming backdrop.”

Studio construction would occur in phases.

“Although designed to be a unified project,” the documentation states, “it is intended that the phasing will be done in such a way to allow infrastructure, access, and priority sound stages to be developed first in the event that the later phases require delayed development.”

The project proponent is Golden Oak Ranch Properties, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Co.

 

Filming will continue at the company's "Business District" set, which is outside of the new project area.

Filming will continue at the company’s “Business District” set, which is outside of the new project area.

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23 Comments

  1. I’d love to see them break ground on this project soon, along with the Vista Canyon project off of Sand Canyon. Let’s bring some much-needed jobs, commerce, and infrastructure to Santa Clarita (especially Canyon Country).

  2. I agree let’s bring some more money into our economy.

  3. I cannot think of any reason why this would not go through. Really, none.

  4. I’d like to see jobs here too…. But it’s going to be alot of transfers and people who were laid off first that are union. They will only hire a few… And chances are its people who has a relative or friend already working for Disney. I hope not… But in entertainment industry that’s how it is

  5. Looking forward to seeing this project completed

  6. Tom Bowen Tom Bowen says:

    Disney is a very cheap and frugal Co. And with so much production going out of California they must know the work will be coming back here to make this investment on this project.

  7. John Edwards John Edwards says:

    I would love to work for Disney especially right here in SCV. Where do I apply

  8. Tony Lewis says:

    Disney has been friend to the Santa Clarita Valley for many years. It is a major coup having them build 12 sound stages in this community. The larger the project the greater the benefit to keep our community on the best direction toward the future.

  9. Great asset for jobs and commerce in the area! We need both!

  10. Mark Joslin Mark Joslin says:

    I hope they are aware of the existing gridlock on the 14/5 interchange. SCV has already proven itself as an ideal environment for production. What contingencies are there to deal with traffic issues?

  11. David Ramsey David Ramsey says:

    This would save a lot of SCV people from commuting. Traffic is, and always will be an issue in LA. Hurry up and get it DONE !!

  12. That would be awesome to see them break ground on this project!

  13. Can’t wait bring the work back to la please!!!!

  14. Disney does a lot for our community and you wouldn’t even know that they are there – beautiful complex – they’ve already been filming for years!

  15. Alan Coombs Alan Coombs says:

    Great if it really happens?

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