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A long-vacant lot in Culver City will finally be reactivated, as construction is now underway for a residential-retail complex on the blighted property.

The half-acre development site, located at 12803 Washington Boulevard, is being transformed into a five-story building that will feature 37 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments above 7,200 square feet of ground-level retail space.  The project will set aside three units for very low-income households and offer amenities such as a roof deck and an underground parking structure.

Pleskow Architects is designing the development, which will be clad with a mix of stucco, concrete and wood panels.

The development entity, a limited liability company known as Axis Mundi RE II, is linked the family behind the Helm's Bakery complex and a firm known as James Suhr & Associates.

A smaller mixed-use building was recently completed a short distance east along Washington Boulevard.

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Yesterday, the development team behind a proposed residential-retail development near The Grove gave a first look at their project to the Mid City West Community Council's Planning and Land Use Committee.

The project, filed earlier this year with the City of Los Angeles, calls for replacing an auto body repair shop and two small commercial buildings at 8000-8014 W.