Prolific Westside developers NMS Properties have finally started work on their mixed-use project on the site of the old Culver Plaza complex on Washington Boulevard (demolition was supposed to start in January). The development is not quite in Culver City, but has lately been dubbed NMS@Culver City (it was formerly known as 9901 Luxe). Killefer Flammang is designing the building, which will include 131 apartments, 12,500 square feet of retail space, a rooftop garden, and two courtyards (one interior, one fronting Hughes Avenue). Culver Plaza's underground parking will be renovated and reused; a press release from the architects also plays up the proximity to the Culver City Expo Line station, which is a little under a mile away.
The units will be one-, two-, and three-bedrooms, plus lofts, ranging from 606 to 1,383 square feet, with 11 percent reserved for low-income tenants. Design-wise, the release says the good stuff is in the balconies, "which front the left and right sides of the structure, [and] are clad by alternating metal panels-- some solid, others perforated." Work is slated to be finished in spring 2014.
· 9901 Luxe to Bring Apts., Restaurants to Ex-Culver Plaza Site [Curbed LA]