The City of Culver City is pleased to announce that construction on the Ivy Station transit oriented development project is anticipated to begin in February 2017. Metro’s Culver City Station parking lot (between Washington, National, and Venice Boulevards) will close on or about February 6, 2017 to make way for project construction. Construction will run through 2019.
During the construction period, alternative parking will be available at the Ince Parking Garage (9099 Washington Blvd.) in downtown Culver City or at the nearby La Cienega/Jefferson Metro station. Parking fees at the Ince Parking Garage will be $3/day for patrons with a recently used TAP card.
“We encourage residents in this area to talk to their neighbors and the city and decide whether a residential permit parking district is right for them,” said Culver City Mayor Jim Clarke.
Neighborhoods that want to implement a residential permit parking district or learn more about the protections they provide should call Richard Solis in Culver City Traffic Engineering at (310) 253-5615 or e-mail [email protected]. The City’s permit parking program requires a block-by-block petition to begin proceedings.
Ivy Station is being developed by Lowe Real Estate Enterprises. Lowe will schedule a public meeting in the near future regarding their construction management plan. Residents and busineses can visit the News & Events section at www.IvyStationCulverCity.com for further information and to sign up for an e-newsletter.
Residents or businesses with questions or concerns about the project can contact (310) 205-8488 or [email protected]
When the Ivy Station project was presented to and approved by City Council on 3/14/16, all the 235 spots in the Ince Garage were stated to be FREE in the staff reports. This was a big concern of the Arts District Residents and it was our expectation that this band-aid parking solution would not cost riders a cent. Currently all 580+ spots at the CC Station are free.
Now it appears that something has changed and that the parking will cost $3 per user / per day, which will further discourage the Ince Garage use and will subsequently push cars into the surrounding neighborhoods. Regardless if Metro had a say in this, we need Council or City Staff to rectify the situation prior to allowing the shutdown of the parking lot.