Last Thursday, November 17, 2016, developers broke ground on the new L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, master planned by Hart Howerton.
Positioned to become a global destination where sports, entertainment, retail and business converged with attractive residential opportunities to benefit the surrounding metropolitan area, Paul Milana, Principal in Charge, describes Hollywood Park as “a village – a complete place with a mix of uses that brings people together. More than a stadium project with a few other uses around it, Hollywood Park will be a place, perhaps one of a handful of places in the LA region, which people will seek out to visit.”
To reinforce this, a 25-acre park network connects all of the uses of the development, the center of which is a large park with a feature lake – a rarity in the region. “LA enjoys a climate that only happens in a few other places on earth,” Milana states. “We wanted Hollywood Park to be a place where one could easily live outdoors – where the lines between indoor and out are purposefully blurred – and one that is decidedly walkable. The stadium design is a wonderful example of the indoor/outdoor quality of the development.”
With the stadium and initial phases of development slated for completion in 2019, Hollywood Park will over time offer 890,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 780,000 square feet of offices, 300 hotel rooms, 2,500 residential units, and a 6,000-seat entertainment venue in addition to the 80,000-seat stadium. Situated on 298 acres, it will serve as an urban center for Inglewood and the South Bay of Los Angeles, becoming an integral living and entertainment gathering place for the region and beyond. “We’re going to build a global destination in the entertainment capital of the world,” stated Stan Kroenke, owner of the Los Angeles Rams. With its impressive view against the backdrop of Downtown LA and the Santa Monica Mountains for travelers landing on more than 1,500 flights per day at LAX, Hollywood Park is certain to become a major hot spot for travelers and locals alike. “We think people from all over the world will seek this location out,” Kroenke added.
“We are confident that this is going to be the place to be in 2019 and beyond,” said NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. “Not just for football, but for entertainment, for events, for eating, for living, for working. That’s what’s going to come to Inglewood and the Hollywood Park area, and we couldn’t be more excited to have the NFL be a part of that.”
Hart Howerton is an interdisciplinary team of architects, planners, landscape architects, and interior designers. Founded in 1967, the firm has established itself as one of the most influential and distinguished design teams in the world. With work that spans across 6 continents and 51 countries, Hart Howerton is known for making lasting contributions to some of the world’s finest settings, with innovative and sustainable designs that increase in value over time.