A COMMUNITY-ORIENTED PLACE TO LIVE, SHOP AND GATHER AT THE CROSSROADS OF SEPULVEDA AND JEFFERSON.
The 11111 Jefferson project will transform the triangular site bounded by Sepulveda, Jefferson and Machado into a residential and commercial/retail mixed-use project with significant publicly-accessible open space. The project will create a community gathering space with modern retail and restaurants; provide much-needed mixed-income, multi-family housing; and improve the overall look and functionality of this gateway property with elegant architecture and publicly accessible spaces, along with investments in mobility infrastructure for all modes of transportation.
30,000 square feet of publicly accessible park, plaza, paseo and courtyard space
A curated offering of neighborhood-serving retail, cafes, grocery and office to meet the needs of the local community
230 mixed income apartment homes
Community-inspired design by a local Culver City architecture firm
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP A PROJECT THAT REFLECTS CULVER CITY AND THE LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS
Since rolling out the initial concept for 11111 Jefferson in July 2019, we have been dedicated to robust community engagement, actively soliciting feedback from our neighbors and the community at large.
Community engagement will not stop there. We will continue to engage throughout the planning and approval process with robust community outreach and engagement.
Through actively engaging our neighbors in the development process, the community had a hand in making meaningful changes so that the project is reflective of the community in which it is located. The community spoke…we listened by…
Reducing the number of apartment units from 279 to 230
Increasing publicly accessible open space on the ground level from 11,500 square feet to 30,000 square feet
Reducing office space by ~80% from 51,000 square feet to 11,450 square feet
Reducing overall traffic impacts by significantly minimizing the office component – one of the highest generators of peak-hour traffic – and converting the remaining office space from creative office to community serving commercial (doctors’ office, dentist, accountant, architect, etc.)
Keeping ample shared parking, above what is required for each use by code, while reducing the overall number of parking spaces by 183 parking spaces to 653
Investing in elegant architecture and smart design that minimizes the building’s massing; creates a porous and open design; uses soft materials like wood on the building’s face; and includes lush, green landscaping at all levels of the project
Maintaining five traffic lanes on Machado without curbside parking
Improving on and off-site mobility by widening sidewalks on Sepulveda, Jefferson and Machado; improving efficiency and functionality of Machado; investing in traffic signal upgrades; adding new bike lanes on Sepulveda to connect to the Ballona Creek
Much-needed, mixed income apartment homes
Neighborhood serving retail/commercial, restaurants and cafes
Ground level park, plaza and open space designed for the community to gather
Elegant architecture and engaging design
Landscaping and greenery at every level, visible to the public
Built over 50 years ago, this 3.4 acre property has not been updated to meet the diverse needs of the Culver City community, which includes a state mandate to build 3,000 new housing units by 2028 to address the area housing shortage.
The Post Office announced that it will be leaving its facility, which is too large for its current operations
Inefficient site planning
Too many driveways on Sepulveda and Jefferson, which cause traffic to back up
A DEEP COMMITMENT TO CONTINUED COLLABORATION WITH OUR NEIGHBORS AND THE CULVER CITY COMMUNITY
We remain committed to providing our neighbors with a “seat at the table” and delivering on our promise to engage in a transparent decision-making process that involves input from neighbors and community stakeholders. The community will continue to play a key role in assisting to further refine our project to better address neighborhood needs.
We are dedicated to providing stakeholders with ample opportunities to weigh in throughout the planning process, culminating with public deliberations at the Planning Commission and City Council, anticipated in late spring 2021.
Our team will work to develop and host:
Community-wide meetings and workshops
One-on-one meetings with neighbors and community members
Online meetings and webinars
In addition, the City of Culver will also solicit community input:
Hosting an EIR Scoping meeting to kick of the EIR process and to solicit community feedback on what the EIR should study
Circulating a Draft EIR and soliciting public input when the DEIR is released (in collaboration with the City of Culver City)
And, we remain fully available for conversations in person and via phone and email.
Your input and feedback are important to us.
A PLACE TO GATHER
At the crossroads of Jefferson and Sepulveda and the hub of several Culver City neighborhoods – Heritage Park, Sunkist Park, Blanco Park and Lindberg Park – 11111 Jefferson is designed as a place for the community to gather. Whether in the new park along Machado at Sepulveda or in the plaza area off of Sepulveda and Jefferson in one of the many landscaped patios, the project will provide lush landscaping and ample spots to hang out.