COSTA MESA, CALIF. — A joint venture that includes SteelWave has acquired a 24-acre site that previously served as a Los Angeles Times printing plant in Costa Mesa for $65 million. The site is located at 1350 South Coast Drive.
The 50-foot-tall steel frame building on the property was used by the Los Angeles Times and three of its community newspapers as a printing plant, distribution facility and office until it closed in 2010. The facility is known as The Press.
Redevelopment plans include more than three acres of outdoor amenities, as well as a 20,000-square-foot raised patio. SteelWave plans to re-brand the space as the Hive.
Rick Kaplan and Rob Lambert of Cushman Wakefield represented the sellers, Tribune Real Estate Holdings, a subsidiary of Tribune Media Co., and Kearny Real Estate. Kearny Real Estate has worked with the City of Costa Mesa to re-entitle and redevelop the property over the past two years.