Last month, the Culver City Planning Commission granted approval to a proposed mixed-use development at 12803 Washington Boulevard.
The project from Axis Mundi RE II, LLC – slated for a vacant half-acre lot – would consist of a five-story structure featuring 37 apartments above 7,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Plans call for a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, three of which would be set aside for very low income households. The building would also offer a rooftop deck and underground parking accommodations for 118 vehicles.
The proposed development, designed by Pleskow Architects, would be clad with materials including stucco, concrete and wood panels. Renderings portray a contemporary building, featuring glass balconies and prominent exterior landscaping.
A budget and approximate timeline for the project are currently unclear.
You know, if we allowed just one more floor, we could increase the housing provided by 20%. If the builder could increase the number of units by 20%, perhaps the cost per unit for land and construction would be lower. If we did that citywide, we might be able to do something about high rents and the high cost of housing. Just thinking.