Plans to redevelop a retail center at the busy intersection of Sepulveda and Jefferson Boulevards are slated for review by the Culver City Planning Commission at its meeting scheduled for August 25.
The project, a joint venture between 3MR Capital and The John Buck Company, is named 11111 Jefferson for its address. Plans call for clearing a 3.4-acre site bounded by Sepulveda, Jefferson, and Machado Avenue that is currently occupied by a Coco's restaurant, an auto repair garage, and a post office, clearing the way for a new five-story structure. The completed project is expected to feature up to 230 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments - including 19 very low-income affordable units - above 55,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses. Plans also call for 11,450 square feet of office space on the building's second floor and parking for 653 vehicles.
Culver City-based wHY Architecture is designing 11111 Jefferson, while AO is serving as the project's architect of record. Their proposed building would include a setback above its second floor to create open space for residents, as well as openings which allow for natural lighting and air flow. Additionally, the project would include a new 13,000-square-foot courtyard at Sepulveda and Jefferson and a 30,000-square-foot public park fronting Machado Road.
The current plan for 11111 Jefferson has been scaled back from the proposal first announced in 2019, which called for a larger 279-unit housing component with 51,000 square feet of office space and 183 fewer parking stalls. After a series of community meetings, 3MR and The John Buck Company opted for a smaller overall building, and also added plans to create new bike lanes on Sepulveda Boulevard, among other off-site improvements.
According to a construction schedule included with the Planning Commission presentation, construction of 11111 Jefferson remains on pace to occur over approximately 26 months starting in the second quarter of 2022 and concluding in the third quarter of 2024.
In addition to comments from neighboring expressing concern about the size of the project and its potential impact on traffic congestion, information gleaned from than 50 meetings over the past two years - including at least three large community gatherings - indicate that the estimated cost of the project will exceed $250 million.
- 11111 Jefferson Boulevard (Urbanize LA)