Conshohocken, Pa. – Ikea announced it is submitting plans to the City of Burbank, Calif., for a new and larger store to replace its current location among the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Los Angeles area. The application will mark the beginning of the governmental review process for this proposed relocation.
The current 242,000-sq.-ft. Ikea Burbank, the first Ikea store in California and sixth in the U.S., opened November 1990 on 6.4 acres. The proposed 470,000-sq.-ft. new store would be built on 22 acres. And just as the existing Burbank store has a solar photovoltaic array atop its roof, Ikea also hopes to install a similar solar energy system as part of this proposed new store.