In Chatsworth, rebar and concrete pillars are rising at Uncommon's 24 campus, a mixed-use complex which is home to the maker of the Bratz doll line.

Exterior view of the 24 campus in ChatsworthWorks Progress Architecture

Located on a sprawling site at the intersection of Prairie Street and Winnetka Avenue, the property was once an L.A. Times printing plant, but has served as the headquarters of MGA Entertainment since 2019. Besides the 255,000 square feet of commercial space occupied by MGA, the property is also entitled for a total of 660 apartments with shops and restaurants on the ground floor.

After the completion of the initial apartment buildings on the site, which sit at Prairie and Winnetka, construction commenced last year for the final components of the project along the southern edge of the site adjacent to a busy rail corridor.

Exterior view of the 24 campus in ChatsworthWorks Progress Architecture

Works Progress Architecture, a Portland-based firm which has set up shop in the Downtown Arts District, is designing what is described as the third phase of the project, dubbed Buildings "A" and "B." Building permits describe a pair of six-story buildings featuring 89 and 172 apartments.

"Four distinct landscapes were conceptually developed and programmed from an extensive list of amenities including, but not limited to; community gardens, a public plaza and amphitheater, children’s playground and a community dog park," reads a design narrative provided by Works Progress. "These programs extend upwards and onto the building, forming a continuous vegetated link between the ground level plaza and rooftop amenities of various heights."

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Works Progress has recently collaborated with Uncommon on a handful of upcoming projects in the City of Los Angeles, including proposed apartment buildings in Van Nuys and East Hollywood.

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