Public Appeal for 7-Eleven at Sepulveda and Braddock in Culver City Scheduled for This Monday

Last May, the Culver City Planning Commission approved an administrative site plan review that would allow a 2,500-square-foot 7-Eleven convenience store to be build at 4436 Sepulveda Boulevard, at the southeast corner of Braddock Drive. Now, this Monday, September 10, at 7:00, there will be a public hearing during which the Culver City Council will consider an appeal of the decision filed by Brenda Ramsay, Alexandra K. Mells, Barbara Effros, Bryan Sanders, David J. Schwartz, Richard Rownak, Ram Rownak, and Marie Malahi.

To read their reasoning, you can read Bryan Sanders' post about the approval HERE. Calling the decision a "rubber stamp," Bryan says, in part:

"In spite of efforts by local residents over a period of years to raise the consciousness of government and committee members who decide these things, it now feels very possible that we will have our sixth 7-Eleven within city boundaries and a third one located on Sepulveda for those who enjoy stopping their cars at short intervals to refill their soda cups...Even though the property has stood vacant for more than a decade, must we be out of our skulls to think it's possible that our community really needs three 7-Eleven shops in such a short space?!"

The last time this issue came up, it caused quite a spirited discussion. You can read the comments HERE, including those from a camp represented by Culver City Times member Chris Grossman, who prefers the 7-Eleven plan to the current situation:

"This abandoned gas station has been a festering sore on the community for 14 years. Andrew Swerdlow is the only developer who has come along in all that time who is willing to invest his own money to remove this festering vandalism magnet from our community.
I understand you have a fantasy about some other magical developer hopping on this property to do what you envision. The fact is no one else has expressed any interest for all those years. If the 7-11 does not proceed further decay, vandalism, and reduction of value of all the properties in the neighborhood is ensured. If you have a different vision for the property, but it from Swerdlow and develop it yourself."

The property is one of five vacant gas stations I highlighted back in April of 2011.

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Comment by Bryan and Tongo on September 5, 2012 at 12:25am

Thanks for posting this. It will be a good discussion and I hope as many Culver City-ians as possible can come to the City meeting.

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