All Blog Posts Tagged 'ParcelB' (24)

Parcel B Update: "Limbo"

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…

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Added by Scupine on April 18, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Culver City Doesn't Owe the State $22 Million After All

This morning, Culver CIty Mayor Jeff Cooper shared some good news about Culver City's financial obligation to the state in the wake of the dissolution of its redevelopment agency. Said Cooper:

"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…

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Added by Scupine on December 5, 2013 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

No Ice Skating in Downtown Culver City This Year?

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…

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Added by Scupine on September 9, 2013 at 8:07pm — 5 Comments

Culver City's Center for Land Use Interpretation Focuses on On-Site Trailers

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…

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Added by Scupine on May 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Top Seven Culver City Stories of 2012

7. The Expo Line Opens

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…

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Added by Scupine on December 31, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Outdoor Ice Skating in Downtown Culver City

My family and I had a great time ice-skating outdoors in downtown Culver City last Friday evening. We went at about 7:00, and there was hardly anyone on the ice.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Skate rental is an…

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Added by Scupine on December 6, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink in Culver City is Open

I previously reported that Parcel B in downtown Culver City will be transformed into a 250-person ice skating rink between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and now it's here. 

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Skate rental is an additional $4. 

Here are the operating hours:

TIMES

Nov. 20th –…

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Added by Scupine on November 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

UPDATE: Ice Rink IS Coming to Downtown Culver City This Winter

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…

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Added by Scupine on September 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Update on the Development of Parcel B in Culver City

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.

The…

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Added by Scupine on September 14, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Confirmed: Culver City's Parcel B & Market Hall Projects in Limbo at Least Until the Fall

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…

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Parcel B and Centinela/Washington Properties Sold

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…

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Added by Scupine on January 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Redevelopment Agencies?

recent post on the CurbedLA blog offered a startling visual representation of the effect of redevelopment agencies on the city's landscape. The picture above is what the Los Angeles skyline would look like if…
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Added by Scupine on January 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CA Supreme Court Kills Culver City Redevelopment Agencies: Former Culver City Councilman Scott Malsin Reacts

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…

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Added by Scupine on December 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Culver City Councilman Jeff Cooper Weighs in on Parcel B

Yesterday, Culver CIty Councilman Jeff Cooper wrote me to explain his own motivations for selecting Combined Properties to develop downtown's Parcel B:

"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,…

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Added by Scupine on December 9, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

A Closer Look at the Selected Design for Parcel B in Culver City

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…

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Added by Scupine on December 7, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Why Did Councilman Andrew Weissman Select Combined Properties for Parcel B?

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…

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Added by Scupine on December 6, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Councilman Scott Malsin Explains: Why Combined Properties for Parcel B

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…

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Added by Scupine on December 6, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Combined Properties Will Develop Parcel B in Downtown Culver City

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…

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Added by Scupine on December 5, 2011 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

Voice Your Opinion About the Four Plans Proposed for Parcel B in Downtown Culver City

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…

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Added by Scupine on October 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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