The Oakland Tribune reports on the continued growth of Pixar's home base, fashionable Emeryville, California.
Regarding the expansion of Pixar's campus, city manager Pat O'Keeffe says: "We're very glad to see this construction go forward. It's a signal to us that Pixar has a continued investment in Emeryville. ... We see this as a good affirmation they want to stay."
There was concern among city officials, following the acquisition by The Walt Disney Company in 2006, that Pixar would leave Emeryville or move employees out to be closer to Disney in Burbank (not Anaheim like the article states).
This was despite the fact that the agreement which governs the acquisition and merger of Pixar and Disney states in the section regarding management of the feature animation businesses that "Pixar’s operations will continue to be based in Emeryville, California" and that "the Pixar sign at the gate shall not be altered."
Of course, not everyone is happy: Some neighbours are already complaining about the noise of the construction, particularly the pile driving.