Studios at the Ranch: Disney Makes Move to “Hollywood North”

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Studios at the Ranch (Disney)

Studios at the Ranch (Disney)

On Tuesday, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve Disney’s huge new TV and film production facility on the Golden Oak Ranch near Santa Clarita. The project is being master planned by LA-based firm, Johnson Fain, and the 58-acre “Studios at the Ranch” will include more than 500,000 square feet of studios, sound stages, offices, writers and producers “bungalows” and other developments.

Entrance rendering (Disney)

Entrance rendering (Disney)

According to site plans submitted to the county the project’s sound stages will be located on its southern side, with offices to the north. It will be completed in seven phases. According to the LA Times, the area, nicknamed “Hollywood North” and “Hollywood’s Backlot,” is becoming increasingly popular for filming because of its low costs and open, diverse spaces. More than half a dozen local ranches now serve as popular filming locations. More pictures and documents for the newest kid on the block below.

Tract Map (Johnson Fain)

Tract Map (Johnson Fain)

Area map, with development marked in red (Disney)

Area map, with development marked in red (Disney)

Picture of site (La Jolla Group)

Picture of site (La Jolla Group)

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