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This Monday, the Culver City Council voted 4-to-1 to reject an appeal that would have prevented the building of a 7-Eleven convenience store at Sepulveda and Braddock. This wasn't much of a surprise, although no one can say that they didn't give the appeal due process: the meeting lasted until about 1:00 AM.
What was more of a surprise was that somewhere along the line, the Culver City Planning Commission decided that a traditionally designed 7-Eleven wouldn't do, so what we're going to get is something approximating the Death Star-ish design shown here. Interesting.
Here's how the agenda document described how we got here: "The Planning Commission determined that it was necessary to avoid the standard company store design and encouraged the Project architect to produce a more modern architectural style, unique to the 7-Eleven franchise and the neighborhood. The building facade incorporates varied building materials including an aluminum screen mesh that accentuates the building form."