After 15 years as an abandoned gas station, the corner of Braddock and Sepulveda will be getting a new 7-Eleven store.
At the end of a long meeting that also approved expansion for both the Willows Community School and the Help Group, (see above) the council voted 4 to 1 to give Southland Corporation a slice of real estate just down the street from the school complex on Elenda. The council called the vote until just short of 1 am, denying the appeal of many neighbors who spoke at the podium. The Southland Corporation has been the only business interested in rehabilitating that site.
Casting the sole “no” vote, Meghan Sahli-Wells offered that it might be time to look into the planning code in regard to the number of convenience stores needed in the city. There are already five 7-Eleven stores in Culver City.
According to LACurbed, “One of the council asked the appealing neighbors what they would like to see on the site and how they would like to see the project improved. The 15 or so neighbors in attendance started squabbling among themselves about what the best use would be and how the 7-Eleven project could be improved. The developer hopes to start construction on the project soon.”