First published in the July 16 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
Local businessman and filmmaker Matt Cooper, along with partner Plus Development, recently filed an application with the city of Burbank to build a mixed-use, housing-retail project at the corner of Riverside Drive and Pass Avenue.
The proposal for 4100 Riverside Drive calls for 44 residential units, which would be above street-level space dedicated to retail, restaurant and grocery uses.
The seven-story project would be about 85,000 square feet, with 22,000 square feet dedicated for retail space. The residential units would be a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The site is currently occupied by a one-story commercial structure as well as a parking lot.
“I am extremely proud of this project,” Cooper said. “I believe people will be thrilled to be part of creating a destination that our neighbors will want to walk to and enjoy, as well as help provide a fantastic place to live, especially for folks who work close by.”
“This project is very well thought-out and promises to bring exciting changes to what has long been an underutilized corner of the Media District,” said Christopher Carlin, co-founder of Plus Development.
“We very much look forward to continuing the dialogue we have begun with neighbors and other stakeholders,” Cooper said. “So far, their feedback has been extremely helpful and constructive as we continue to move through the review process with the city of Burbank.”