Updates on 2 Culver City Mixed-Use Developments - The Platform and The Oliver
The Building Los Angeles blog checks in on 2 mixed-use projects under construction in Culver City. Excerpts from their coverage and photos/renderings below:
The Platform at Culver City
The Platform at Culver City broke ground in November 2013, and is slated to offer more than 80,000 square feet of high end retail, destination restaurants, and creative office space when complete. Designed by Abramson Teiger Architects, the project entails several new buildings, in addition to the adaptive reuse of two existing low-rise structures. In the upper right hand corner of the above image, we see the beginnings of the Washington Arts Building, a five-story edifice which will feature parking, art lofts and street level commercial space. The dirt lot under excavation at center left will make way for Boxcar, a modular four-story office building above two signature restaurants. Just south of Boxcar, the Landmark Repair Shop repurposes a former auto repair building into additional restaurant space. Platform is rounded out by two additional buildings, located out of frame to the left, and a landscaped central courtyard known as the Conservatory. A significantly larger development from Lowe Enterprises is also planned for the opposite side of Washington Boulevard, to be located on Culver City Station's current park-and-ride lot.
Out in Culver City, the Vancouver-based Bastion Development Corporation is midway through construction on the Oliver Apartments, a mixed-use complex featuring 30 residential units and roughly 8,700 square feet of ground floor retail space. Renderings of the project portray a modern, four-story structure, accented with wood paneling and large street level windows. An earlier design for the Oliver featured multiple lime green flourishes along the building's southern facade. Luckily, it appears that non-colorblind decision makers prevailed here. Bastion's apartment project is a rare site along this stretch of Washington Boulevard, which is a late comer to the mixed-use party. However, the Oliver may soon be joined by a larger, five-story development across the street. That project, which would straddle the Los Angeles/Culver City border, proposes 97 residential units and 15,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.
Check out the Building Los Angeles blog for their full posts on both of these developments.