X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

IRVINE, CA-Newport Corp. has transformed a 33-year-old building in Irvine into a modern optics manufacturing facility that now houses the firm’s Precision Optics Division.

Designed by Irvine-based architectural firm Ware Malcomb, the conversion involved seismically retrofitting the one-story building and installing new electrical and HVAC systems. In addition, the facility’s interior was turned into 4,000 sf of office space and 39,000 sf of optics manufacturing space, including coating, polishing, testing labs, clean rooms, machine shop and shipping/receiving.

Built in 1969, the rehabbed facility is located at 1931 Deere Ave. It was renovated by Costa-Mesa based general contractor Howard Building Corp.

Renovations continue to be a hot trend in the Southland’s commercial real estate market, especially since buildable lots and investment dollars continue to be scarce in these lean economic times. Industry experts explain that renovations can often save both time and money, as existing buildings usually have all the necessary permits and meet the majority of the zoning requirements.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 3 free articles* across the ALM subscription network every 30 days
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.