IRVINE, CA—Irvine Company has a plan for a 20-story spec office tower next to the Irvine Spectrum Center, according to a report in the Orange County Register.
The site is a parking lot at 8055 Irvine Center Drive, and if the building comes to fruition as planned, at 323-foot-tall it would be the tallest in Orange County.
At a meeting of Irvine’s Planning Commission last week, company officials and an architect said the proposed building would be designed for LEED Gold. The commission unanimously approved the company’s master plan. The commission approved the plan with the caveat that the company work with Irvine’s planning staff to make cosmetic changes to the design of building’s parking structure, the paper said.
Overall, the proposed tower will include 450,000 square feet of vertical space; 382,843 square feet of that can be leased.
New York-based architects Henry Cobb and Michael Bischoff of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners are involved in the project. Cobb designed the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles and the John Hancock Tower in Boston.
The firm also designed the Irvine Co.’s 650 Newport Center Drive (Pimco’s headquarters) and 520 Newport Center Drive. The 520 Newport building the currently the tallest in the county at 315 feet.
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