What up with the hurricane fencing? After years of planning, the Culver Public Market is being built at the corners of Washington Boulevard and Centinela Avenue. The 26,000 square foot project has been through extensive community meetings, a change of design regarding parking egress, and is now at the starting line.
The Regency Center project, which includes both sides of the street, will turn two vacant lots that have often been used to sell Christmas trees into a market hall offering artisanal food stalls, like the Grand Central Market in DTLA.
According to UrbanizeLA, the developer of the project is approved to build approximately 21,605 square of vendor space and an outdoor plaza at the northwest corner of the intersection. Plans call for an adjacent four-story parking garage containing 184 vehicle stalls.
The smaller lot, located at the northeast corner of the intersection, will be developed with a pair of one-story buildings containing 5,230 square feet of space. A 20-stall surface parking lot will be located at the back of the property.
Current signings at the Culver Public Market include Urbanspace, a company that specializes in food halls and public markets, which has leased a large block of space. Wicked Maine Lobster will also open its first Los Angeles location at the market hall.
Construction is expected to take approximately 14 months, according to a representative of Regency Centers.
Artist’s rendering from City of Culver City