At long last Google is preparing to move into its new Southern California offices at the Spruce Goose hangar in Playa Vista.

According to the official Playa Vista website, the Mountain View-based tech giant will begin occupying the former aircraft hangar this coming Fall, following several years of construction.  Crews are currently putting the finishing touches on a three-story streel-frame structure within the interior of the cavernous structure, creating 300,000 square feet of offices.  New skylights and windows have also been carved into the building's exterior.

The project is being designed by ZGF Architects, although renderings have not been released for the completed product.

The Spruce Goose hangar, named for the iconic aircraft built there by Howards Hughes in the 1940s, has found itself at the epicenter of the Southern California tech industry, with a number of blue-chip firms occupying nearby buildings.  Many set up shop in the neighborhood following Google's purchase of 12 acres of adjoining property, which boasts entitlements for more than 900,000 square feet of office space.

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Senior Affordable Housing Opens Near Orange County's Great Park

The two-building development features 157 apartments.

Developers Related California and FivePoint have opened a new affordable housing complex near Irvine's Great Park.  The project, called Luxaira, features 157 residential units catering to low-income seniors.  It is the second senior affordable development to be built in the Great Park neighborhoods by Related, FivePoint, and collaborator RCC Charitage.  To date, more than 500 affordable housing units have been built around the park in four separate projects.