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For Lease - Approximately 12,000 Square Feet
New Special Purpose Brand New Commercial
Industrial Building


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13326 Little Tujunga Canyon Road
Sylmar, CA 91342

Los Angeles County A2 (Heavy Agriculture).
Some possible uses:

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Motion Picture Facility
  • Adult residential facilities
  • Residences, senior citizen
  • Hospice Care
  • Family child care homes
  • Animal Kennels
  • Medical Facility
  • Youth hostels
  • Child care centers
  • Schools, through grade 12
  • Churches, temples or other places used exclusively for religious worship
  • Colleges and universities
  • Convents and monasteries
  • Business Campus or retreats
  • Hospitals
  • Museums

Certificate of Occupancy issued on September 13 2012 for “New Pet Kennel”

For a full list of what is permitted on LA County A2 please click here.

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Building History

This building was initially developed by The Singita Animal Sanctuary to be a state of the art Cats Hospital. Initially built by Hamilton Construction a specialized health care contractor, the facility was intended to become the landmark of the Funny Man and television personality Buddy Hackett and his wife Sherry Hackett who co-founded the Singita Animal Sanctuary in 2003.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and other celebrities attended the Hospital's ground breaking ceremony on June 19 2004. The Animal Sanctuary declared bankruptcy in 2007 after funding stopped due to the passing of Mr. Hackett. The present ownership bought the project and recently completed it


Building features

  • Steel Frame, Concrete Foundation
  • Fully Zoned Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Sprinklers
  • High Speed Internet Wired Cat5e Cables
  • Fire & Alarm System
  • Two stories
  • 3,000 sq.ft Great Hall with Fireplace
  • 1,000 sq.ft Entrance-Lobby
  • 12 Offices 320 sq.ft each approximately (6 Private Offices per Floor)
  • 4,000 sq. ft. second floor including offices.
  • Total approximately 12,000 sq.ft.
  • Two Main Halls with Kitchens
  • Separate Male & Female Restrooms
  • Concrete surfaced adjacent parking
  • Two Gates for Ingress/Egress

The owner is leasing the building plus parking space and a portion of adjacent land to be negotiated with the lessee. Lessor will cooperate for change of occupancy with the County of Los Angeles.

Site Plan


The Lessor will consider renting to a qualified and established non-profit 503(c) and donate a portion of the rent. Rental rate is dependent upon donation amount and/or the new tenant paying for a 100% of the improvements required to operate their business. The Lessor would also consider an option to buy with a right of first refusal subject to applying and getting approval for a subdivision containing the building.

Offered at $1/sq.ft subject to the above conditions and long term lease. Lessor to credit Tenant Improvements.

Location Information

The facility is located just 3 miles from the Osborne Exit of the 210 Freeway in Sylmar, California, in the Los Angeles National Forest on Little Tujunga Canyon Road, a well maintained road which connects with the 14 Freeway to the north east. Easy access to Santa Clarita, Saugus & Canyon Country, the 118 Freeway lies just one exit away from the hospital.

Water is provided through a certified well located on the property and sewage is handled by a rated septic tank. A state of the art Tank & water system is part of the hospital along with a state of the art Fire System.

Floor Plans

1st Floor Plan:

The First Floor contains a large approximately 3,000 sq.ft. Great Hall with a Fireplace initially intended to provide space for Fund Raising events. The first floor has a total area of approximately 8,000 sq.ft.

The Foyer or Lobby is about 1,000 sq.ft, it leads directly into the Great Hall and the stairwell to the second floor.

The main Male & Female bathrooms are located on this floor, along with the kitchen, Utility Room, pantry and 6 private offices of about 320 sq.ft each, two being corner offices.

There is a secondary Hall and additional small utility room.

2nd Floor Plan:

The second floor follows the same layout as the first floor without the Lobby and Great Hall, its total area is approximately 4,000 sq.ft.

The Engineering Room, containing the HVAC and Water Boiler Units is located adjacent to the Stairswell.

A smaller unisex bathroom plus a shower is located adjacent to the second Floor Main Hall, six additional offices of the same size and kind as the first floor with two special purpose rooms with storage are located on this floor as well.

Historical Background of the Area

In 1916 Cecil B. DeMille drove (contrary to the advice of his attorney) to check out a remote ranch for sale in the north end of the San Fernando Valley in Little Tujunga Canyon. DeMille loved it, he relished the privacy and beautiful surroundings. DeMille bought a substantial portion of the lands adjacent to Little Tujunga Canyon Road, he filmed several major motion pictures on these surroundings, had a couple of ranches with weekend cabins, to which, it is rumored, he used to bring his lover actress Julia Faye.

The Singita Animal Sanctuary, sponsored by television personality Buddy Hackett and his wife Sherry Hackett, was a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and relieving the suffering of animals in need. The Sanctuary spent nearly three million dollars to develop and break ground on what is today one of the most advanced Animal Hospitals of its kind.

It took over two years for the present ownership to finish the project started by the Singita Animal Sanctuary Building. Permits had to be renewed and construction costs were substantial. The standards of quality set by the Sanctuary were adhered to and no expense was spared to finish the building including surrounding area.

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Inside the main hall

Map of the area

CAT5E cables are installed


Ernie A. Farhat
Office: 310-645-8700
Office Fax: 310-645-4540

Alejandro Szita
Direct: 858-531-7967
Office: 310-645-8700
Office Fax: 310-645-4540