Burbank city officials approved a 113,760-square-foot office addition to the Nickelodeon Animation Studios lot on Olive Avenue this week, a move company representatives said would help streamline its operations and bring about 450 additional employees to the Media City.
Planning Board members voted 4-0 Monday to give developers Accord/BRO Members, LLC the go-ahead to build on a lot next to Nickelodeon’s offices, which currently house 300 employees in 120,000 square feet on a 1.5-acre lot.
The animation network will then lease all of the units in the new building.
The approval, which also includes a new parking structure, is final unless an appeal is made to the City Council.
Board members said Nickelodeon, which has been at the location since 1997, has been a good neighbor throughout the years, and they are looking forward to seeing more space made for artists and voice-recording studios.
“This is a great project, it’s great to have more of the company in one location where they can have that campus feel and camaraderie, a place where they can exchange ideas,” said board member Doug Drake.