If you have a free afternoon and like weird things, wander around the three empty car lots--Nissan, Mazda, and Hyundai--in Culver City. It's quite a sight to behold. This land was purchased about three years ago; a mixed-use project called "Culver Commons," which'll be located across from the planned Expo line stop is in the process of being entitled. Description from developer Brentwood Capitol Partners' web site: "Culver Commons is a large infill site consisting of approximately two acres, prominently located at the corner of National Boulevard and Washington Boulevard in Culver City. The property is bisected by Landmark Street and is situated directly across the street from the MTA designated Culver City Metro Station, offering a ten minute ride to downtown Los Angeles financial district and USC." 10 mins to downtown, you say?
More via Brentwood: "The property is also conveniently located two miles east of the 405 Freeway and a quarter mile south of the 10 Freeway. The surrounding area has recently experienced a surge of redevelopment, led by several new retail centers and office developments. In the last several years the neighboring areas have become a major center of creative industry employment, (e.g. Sony Studios, AOL, Ogilvy & Mather, Propaganda Films, Kodak, DVD Express, HOK Architects, Nike Inc.), and other firms occupying office space in newly converted warehouses. The development will target young, affluent, creative professionals who work in West Los Angeles, Century City, Culver City, as well as downtown Los Angeles and students who attend UCLA and USC. The Property will be the first project of its kind to cater to entertainment professionals and others who work in the area and are seeking a high design residence to comparable Westside locations."
These renderings may be old. We left a message for Brentwood and will update as soon was we hear.
· Brentwood CP [Official Site]