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DreamWorks Opens New Building in Redwood City

DreamWorks opens a new 200,000 square foot facility in Redwood City in an attempt to get animators under one roof.

DreamWorks animation opened a state-of-the art facility in Redwood City last Thursday in order to get artists and technical workers all under one roof.

DreamWorks currently employs over 600 people in its Redwood City location, though the company is headquartered in Glendale, California.

With the new facility will come the hiring of around 200 new workers, according to Studio Head Gail Currey.

"Right now we're looking at a lot of technology people to come in, but over the course of the next few years we're also looking at a lot of artists," Currey told ABC 7 News.

DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenburg also praised the facility, calling it “a dream come true.”

Employees will enjoy a host of perks, including a screening room, free meals and even a doctor’s office.

Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre joined a group of local political leaders at the opening ceremony.

"Congratulations to all of you for your ongoing commitment to Redwood City," said Aguirre.

 

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Rick Hunter July 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM
And someday the City may build a pedestrian underpass under 101 near the Bridge to Nowhere and the end of Main St. Then the Dreamworks people could more easily bike to work from Redwood City.
COH August 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM
What is going in the old Chevy's (There was a sandwich sign for Planned Parenthood for a week)? What is going ion the old Arrividerci at the Marina? Has redevelopment at the Marian started? Why not have a hotel - 2 story at most go down there? Where did Secrets Adult Bookstore move to? When are they going to tear down the old building. What is the SF Water CO. going to do with all the barenn weed-filled patches throught the city? Dumbarton Oaks sure could use a park. Why is the patch such a wasteland of 1/2 infomation and glaring holes? Dreamworks was already at Pacific Shores. Did they move into a new building there? Why doesn't McWhorter's move BACK to their old space they weree kicked out of last JULY and is still vacant? Why is the old bank building next to Chavez Market on 5th STILL vacant after 10 years? WHEN are they going to clean up The Barrio section of Middlefield between Woodside & Atherton? Is there really an assisted living facility going in at the corner of El C & Oakwood?
COH August 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM
There are lots of houses under 500,000 - but they move pretty quickly and need renovations (usually). Mostly in the Barrio section off Middlefield. There is a duplex for $529,000 on Semicircular Dr. right now. But technically, that is in Menlo Park.
COH August 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM
The new 100+ Unit apartment complex at the old Mel's Bowl site is being developed as we speak. Which will lead to a CRAPLOAD of more traffic on Woodside. And mark my words - one day, the bridge over the tracks will collapse. I avoid that bridge like the plague.
Dave Mc October 13, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I was born and raised in Redwood City. I'm in construction. I built that building for phone.com . I remodeled it for Dreamworks. And now I'm remodeling the building they moved out of for Zazzle. I say "Thank You Very Much"

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