The Brickyard

RGA worked with the Los Angeles office of Trammell Crow Company and their partners to entitle this two building, million SF industrial park on a challenging 56 acre infill site that had long remained undeveloped in Compton, CA.  The site had previously been a brick manufacturing site, which left a giant crater in the middle of the site due to decades of clay mining operations.  The design of the project included brick features to complement the history of the site, which included the use of existing brick found onsite for accent paving treatments.  On the buildings, thin brick was cast into the panels to provide visual relief on the large walls facing residences.  Due in large part to a very active surrounding community, the project required a lengthy dialogue with the City and community stakeholders.  RGA participated in a series of community meetings, and provided numerous renderings, exhibits, graphics to support the project's PR team in an extensive outreach program.  After approximately 14 months the project was approved by Planning Commission and City Council.  Millie and Severson commenced construction in Fall of 2015 and the shell buildings were completed Fall 2016.  The approximate construction cost for shell, site, and offsite improvements was $37,500,000.  UPS leased Building 1, and Best Buy leased Building 2, both on long term deals.  RGA provided tenant improvement services for both tenants.