Playa Vista is an award-winning 500-acre urban infill mixed-use development in Los Angeles, located where Howard Hughes built the Spruce Goose airplane. ZC has been providing its full suite of sustainability services to the project since 1996. At build-out (estimated 2016), the community will have 5,800 residential units, 3 million square feet of commercial space, a mixed-use retail center and numerous supporting elements including an LAUSD K-8 school, two community centers, a public library, an outdoor live performance amphitheater along with several people and dog parks, and a recreated freshwater marsh. To date, over 3,200 homes and 1.5 million square feet of offices have been completed.
SUSTAINABILITY PLANS & PROGRAMS
ZC developed the precedent-setting Playa Vista Phase 1 Residential Sustainable
Guidelines in 1998 and oversaw their implementation. Guidelines for Phase 2
are being drafted.
ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION MONITORING
Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program
ZC has managed Playa Vista’s 300-measure Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program since the beginning of construction in 1996.
LEED, CHPS & CALGREEN
Lincoln Property Company: Horizon @ Playa Vista Parcel A
Highlights: First LEED-CS certified project in City of Los Angeles;
484,000 SF; earned a $320,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and
Power LEED-based energy efficiency incentive.
Highlights: 325,000 SF in four buildings; focus on water efficiency including a green
roof, low water plant materials, reclaimed water for landscaping and water efficient
Lincoln Property Company: Horizon @ Playa Vista Parcel B
Highlights: 310,000 SF; earned a $200,000 LADWP energy efficiency incentive;
recycled over 90 percent of construction waste.
Playa Vista: The Village at Playa Vista Community Center
LEED-NC Platinum (pending)
Los Angeles Unified School District: Central Region Elementary School #22
LEED-Schools Gold or Platinum (pending)
Highlights: K-8 school; ground source geothermal and photovoltaic systems
and high performing classrooms including daylight and quality acoustics.
Playa Vista: City of Los Angeles Fire Station #67
Highlights: Developed by Playa Vista for City of Los Angeles; energy and
water efficient; bicycle storage and showers.