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Here's an update (of sorts) from Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke regarding Parcel B, the 1-acre plot in the heart of downtown Culver City. To get caught up, last September the Culver City Successor Agency transmitted a resolution to the State Department of Finance, recommending the sale of Parcel B to Combined / Hudson LLC. That company was the one selected by the city…Continue
"I am excited to share some good news ... nearly $20 million worth! Last night, the city received a determination letter from the California Department of Finance agreeing…Continue
Last December, downtown Culver City was transformed into a Winter Wonderland (am I overstating this?) with the installation of an ice skating rink in the empty space next to the Culver Hotel, known as Parcel B. However, Bietak Productions has informed Culver City staff that they will not be operating an ice skating rink on Parcel B this year as they were unable to raise…Continue
As part of the Pacific Standard Time's celebration of Los Angeles' heritage of modern architecture, the Center for Land Use Interpretation has taken over downtown Culver City's Parcel B to present its paean to on-site trailers. Quoth the Center: "Ubiquitous but often unseen, the construction office trailer is a type of invisible architecture that precedes and enables the…Continue
On June 7, the Expo Line connecting Culver City to downtown Los Angeles (and points in between) opened, the first step in a new era of public transportation on the West side. I've been (happily) taking the line to and from…Continue
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Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Skate rental is an…Continue
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Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Skate rental is an additional $4.
Here are the operating hours:
Nov. 20th –…Continue
Added by Scupine on November 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
At tonight's last night's Culver CIty Council meeting, the council members will vote on whether voted to transform Parcel B into 250-person ice skating rink between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day this winter.
Specifically, the council will decide whether decided to approve a license agreement with the Willy…Continue
Culver City Times member Kevin Lachoff wrote me this morning to say that at yesterday's 2 pm meeting of the Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Culver City Redevelopment Agency, the board authorized the Successor Agency to transmit a resolution to the State Department of Finance, recommending the sale of Parcel B to Combined / Hudson LLC.
Development of the Culver City properties that were formerly owned by the city's Redevelopment Agency -- including Parcel B downtown (9300 Culver Blvd, above) and the Market Hall property at Washington and Centinela -- is on hold into the indeterminate future.
When all California redevelopment agencies were dissolved this February, the Culver City Council…Continue
Tasked with maintaining the city's vision for Parcel B (9300 Culver Blvd, above) and the Market Hall at Centinela & Washington in the wake of the state's elimination of redevelopment agencies, the Culver City Council voted on Monday to sell the properties to developers who have agreed to construct the already-vetted and -approved plans on each of the…Continue
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The California State Supreme Court has upheld the legality of ABx1-26 -- California Governor Jerry Brown's bill to abolish redevelopment agencies statewide. The move puts at risk many Culver City projects that are funded all or in part by the city's redevelopment agency.
Former Culver City Councilman Soctt Malsin attributed much of the city's revitalization over…Continue
Added by Scupine on December 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
So now that Combined Properties has been selected as the developer for Parcel B, Council member Scott…Continue
Added by Scupine on December 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"I chose Combined Properties for several reasons, including the design of the project by renowned architect Steven Ehrlich, the seasoned team of Combined Properties and Hudson Pacific, the economics of their proposal,…Continue
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Now that we know that Combined Properties will be the developer of Parcel B in downtown Culver City, let's take a closer look at their proposal. Here's how they describe what they plan to do on the site. All the words are Combined Properties'.
"When one thinks of Culver City, these things come to mind: historic studio lots, a vibrant restaurant scene and…Continue
Added by Scupine on December 7, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
This afternoon, Councilman Andrew Weissman shared with me his comments from last night about his selection of Combined Properties as developer for Parcel B in downtown Culver City:
"Thank you to the four developers for participating in this exciting process.
"Thank you to those in the community who took the time to participate in the…Continue
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This morning, Culver City Councilman Scott Malsin sent me an email giving insight into the council's (and his own) decision-making process for the selection of Combined Properties to develop Parcel B in downtown Culver City.
"While each of the four submissions was strong, the Council unanimously chose the Combined…Continue
Added by Scupine on December 6, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
Tonight, the Culver City City Council announced the selection of Combined Properties to oversee the design and aesthetic of the 1-acre plot in the heart of downtown Culver City known as Parcel B. Ehrlich Architects of Culver City will be engaged as the architectural firm responsible for the design and aesthetic of the project.
This was my favorite…Continue
Do you have a favorite among the four proposed plans for the development of downtown Culver City? (I know I do.) If so, the Culver City Redevelopment Agency and City Council wants to hear from you during a special meeting on Monday, October 24, at 7:00. The meeting will be held in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers on the ground floor of Culver City City Hall at 9770…Continue
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