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During their meeting of June 27, 2011, the city's Agency Board will consider releasing a Request for Qualifications to secure a developer to construct a proposed "market hall" project at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Centinela Ave. Additionally, the Agency Board will consider releasing a Request for Proposals to build a 245-space public parking structure on the northwest corner (site B below) to serve the market hall project and to also provide approximately 75 extra parking spaces for commercial use in the area.
Here's a map of the project location:
The goal of this project is to create a "public market" that will attract independently owned shops, kitchens and cafés to offer artisanal, fresh, local, and organic products such as heirloom coffee, organic produce and meats, local cheeses, fresh-baked breads, sweet confections, fragrant flowers and the like.
"Public markets" of the kind envisioned by the city include the Rockridge Market Hall in Oakland, CA, the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, CA, the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco, and The Market in Santa Monica Place.
Here's what the site used to look like:
For more information about the project, contact Joe Susca in the Culver City Redevelopment Agency at (310) 253-5763.