The upcoming developments profiled here are within walking distance of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo Line’s Culver City station as well as myriad bars and restaurants, a Trader Joe’s grocery store and the ArcLight Culver City movie theater. The Expo Line’s completion in 2016 made driving a car optional for many visitors. Ivy Station will add a hotel, apartments and office space. The Synapse development will offer more office space in the city, where net absorption turned positive in the first quarter of 2018 at nearly 149,000 square feet despite new properties coming online. Vacancy rates are down from the prior quarter and rents are up, more indicators that Culver City is increasingly an option for commercial tenants.

– Ciaran McEvoy

1. Culver Steps and Town Plaza Expansion

Location: 9300 Culver Blvd.

Description: Four-story, mixed-use project with 75,000 square feet of office space, 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a 35,000-square-foot public plaza.

Developer: Hackman Capital Partners

Architect: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (office, retail); SWA Group (landscaping)

Estimated Cost: $100 million

Estimated Completion: spring 2019

2. Culver Studios Expansion

Location: 9336 Culver Blvd.

Description: 575,000 square feet of office space, eight media stages totaling 115,000 square feet; 2,400 parking spaces and 50,000 square feet of historical office space to remain on site.

Developer: Hackman Capital Partners

Architect: Gensler

Estimated Completion: summer 2020

3. Synapse

Location: 8888 Washington Blvd.

Description: Four-story, mixed-use building with 66,000 square feet of office space and 6,000 square

feet of ground-floor retail.

Developer: Runyon Group

Architect: Abramson Teiger Architects

Estimated Completion: December 2019

4. 8777 Washington

Location: 8777 Washington Blvd.

Description: Four-story building with 128,000-plus square feet of office space, 4,500 square feet of ground retail and underground parking.

Developer: Lincoln Property Co., Clarion Partners

Architect: Gensler (buildings), SWA Group (urban design and landscaping)

Estimated Completion: 2020

5. Ivy Station

Location: 8840 National Blvd.

Description: About 500,000 square feet of space, comprised of 200 apartments, a 148-room hotel, a 200,000-square-foot office building and 1,500 underground parking spaces.

Developer: Lowe

Architect: KFA (apartments and hotel), Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (office building)

Estimated Cost: $350 million

Estimated Completion: January 2020

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