While new apartment towers remake the Century City skyline, the neighborhood's namesake movie studio is poised to embark on a major expansion of its campus at 10201 W. Pico Boulevard.

An early December case filing from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning indicates that 20th Century Fox Studios intends to add upwards of 1.1-million square feet of new development to its 52.9-acre lot.  According to LADCP records, the proposed additions could include a mixture of creative office space, speciality stage space, facility supoprt and amenities space and utility buildings.

Fox has also applied for a master conditional use permit which would authorize the on-site sale of alcoholic beverages within three new restaurants and four existing venues.

Further details about the project are currently unknown.

The proposed expansion of the studio would join the ranks of several monumental developments currently remaking the neighborhood, including the $800-million remodel of the Westfield Century City and the $2.5-billion redevelopment of the Century Plaza Hotel.

Further east, developer Crescent Heights is well into construction on a 40-story tower which will offer 283 luxury apartments on the fringe of Downtown Beverly Hills.

The Century City skyline, viewed from the west.
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