The construction of the two-storey building of the Armenian American Museum has commenced. The approved design calls for the construction of approximately 50,800-square-foot of habitable space above a basement parking garage. The museum’s permanent and temporary exhibition galleries are to be located on the second floor, with a lobby, an auditorium, a learning center, and administrative offices slated for the ground level. The museum’s location in the heart of Glendale Central Park is the result of a $1-per-year ground lease agreement with the City of Glendale, which owns the property. The initial term of the lease is for 55 years, with four optional 10-year extensions that could push that total to 95 years.
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