Five months after Culver City Station's park-and-ride lot was shut down for construction, developer Lowe Enterprises is finally beginning site preparation the Ivy Station mixed-use complex.

The project, which is being developed in partnership with AECOM Capital, will create a series of interconnected buildings featuring 200 residential units, a 148-key hotel, 210,000 square feet of offices and 36,000 square feet of ground-floor shops and restaurants.

The design team of Cuningham Group, Relm Studio, EYRC Architects and KFA has composed a plan which orients itself to the adjacent train station through a pedestrian paseos, a transit plaza and a central green space.

Completion is anticipated in 2019.

For more renderings of Ivy Station, see our past coverage of the project.

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Senior Affordable Housing Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.

The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p