A collection of industrial buildings on San Fernando Road are to be converted to commercial office space, according to an environmental study now being circulated by the City of Glendale.

The four buildings - some of which are nearly a century old - span a 4.3-acre property located at 6231-6325 San Fernando Road.  Property owner Jakub Tejchman intends to renovate the existing structures and expand upon them by approximately 21,000 square feet, resulting in nearly 89,000 square feet of leasable space.

Plans also call for reconfiguring existing surface parking to accommodate up to 263 vehicles.

RCH Studios is designing the proposed development, which calls for buildings to be clad in materials such as smooth stucco, corrugated metal siding, and brick.

Construction is expected to occur in a single phase over approximately 14 months.

Though the project site abuts a busy passenger rail right-of-way traveled by both Metrolink and Amtrak trains, it does not sit within walking distance of a station.  However, this may change in the near future, as local transportation officials consider up to $175 million in improvements to the corridor which could result in the construction of a new stop between Grandview and Sonora Avenues.