At a community meeting today, developer HSH Management Group, LLC will unveil plans to redevelop a Culver City shopping center as part of a mixed-use development featuring apartments, retail and open space.
The six-acre project site, located at 6221 Bristol Parkway, is currently known as Fox Hills Plaza. HSH proposed to redevelop the site with a series of low-rise buildings featuring 750 rental apartments, approximately 20,000 square feet of community-serving shops and restaurants, and three acres of publicly accesible open space.
R&A Architecture and Design envisions the Bristol Parkway development with a permeable, open layout guided by the topography of the surrounding Fox Hills. Building heights are stepped back from the street, and are capped at a maximum of 56 feet above grade. The collection of low-rise structures are oriented around multiple paseos, which connect the adjacent residential community to the south with the Westfield shopping center to the north.
According to representative Eric Shabsis, HSH's project was informed by the changes seen on the Westside in recent years - particularly the influx of technology firms into Venice and Playa Vista. With Playa Vista now mostly built out, property owners in adjacent neighborhoods are seeing an opportunity to creative housing for employees of these companies. Other developers - including Equity Residential and Mill Creek Residential - have picked up on this trend across the 405 Freeway at the Howard Hughes Center.
HSH is crafting a transportation demand management plan for the project, including car-share, rider-share pickup areas, and improvements to pedestrian and biycle infrastructure surrounding the property. The exact scope of the plan will be refined through community input, according to Shabsis.
The project is currently in the earliest phases of Culver City's approval process, with the initial meeting today preceding the formal application to the city. Additional meetings and hearings will occur as the HSH moves through the environmental review process.
Tonight's meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Four Points Sheraton at 5900 Green Valley Circle in Culver City.
- Culver City Archive (Urbanize LA)