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The Netflix occupation of Hollywood nears as Academy on Vine rises behind ArcLight

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Slated to open next year

A photo of a building up close. The windows and balconies, under construction, can be seen.
The 20-story tower overlooks Ivar Street.
Photos by Bianca Barragan

The block-sized project set to be Netflix’s new Hollywood home (well, one of them) is nearing completion.

Called the Academy on Vine, the 3.5-acre project will include multiple buildings, including a 20-story tower with 193 residential units, plus office and retail space, all located just south of the ArcLight and Cinerama dome on Sunset Boulevard.

Previous estimates from developer Kilroy Realty Corporation pegged The Academy on Vine complex for completion in early 2020, and it looks to be running on time.

Construction crews are busy on the site, which takes up the entire block bounded by Vine Street, DeLongpre Avenue, Ivar Street, and Homewood Avenue. The facade of the tower looks to be about halfway done.

Netflix signed a lease for all of the development’s available office space—355,000 square feet across three buildings—last year.

The office space at Academy on Vince is not the first that Netflix has leased before construction is complete. Developer Hudson Pacific Properties announced in November that Netflix would also lease the whole 328,000-square-foot, 13-story Epic building on Sunset Boulevard, when it’s complete in 2020.

When both buildings open, Netflix will occupy more than 1 million square feet in Hollywood. The company already leases the prominent blue and white, 14-story Icon building right off the 101 Freeway and 92,000 square feet of an adjacent building called Cue. Both buildings are on the Sunset Bronson lot and owned by Hudson Pacific Properties.

A photo of a high-rise that is about half complete. Half the exterior windows and walls are installed.
The bones of the 20-story tower are there, and exterior work appears to be about halfway done.
A photo of an under-construction duo of lower-rise buildings and the base of the taller tower.
The Academy on Vine will also hold office space across three buildings.
A tower and two lower rise buildings.The tower has a crane on its roof.
The project seen from the south looking north.
A group of buildings. There are two signs on the buildings. One sign reads D&M and the other sign reads A
A rendering of the completed project.
Courtesy of Kilroy Realty