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Ivy Station, a 500,000 square-foot mixed-use development adjacent to the Culver City Metro E Line station and owned by Lowe, AECOM-Canyon Partners, and Rockwood Capital, is beginning its staggered reveal with the opening of Upper Ivy, the property’s 200-unit, six-story apartment building located in the center of the 5.2-acre site.
“The opening of Upper Ivy is a major milestone in the completion of Ivy Station,” Tom Wulf, executive vice president of Lowe, said in a press release. “We can now welcome residents to the property and shortly they will be joined by employees of Warner Media in the office building and guests at The Shay hotel. This area of Culver City is evolving and Ivy Station sits at the center of this dynamic district. With the completion of Ivy Station, we are realizing our vision, shared by our partners and Culver City leaders, to create a new hub of energy, activity, and commerce that serves the community as well as the greater region.”
Upper Ivy’s apartments are configured as studio, one-, and two-bedroom floorplans along with penthouses and townhomes with rooftop decks. Most units have balconies offering city and park views. The units feature quartz countertops, wide plank floors, Whirlpool appliances, full-size washers and dryers, walk-in closets as well as smart home features including keyless entry.
Residents have multiple common areas and recreation spaces including a pool located in the center of the property with lounge and cabana seating areas, and a nearby outdoor fire pit. The fitness center offers top-of-the-line equipment and classes in both indoor and outdoor fitness spaces. A courtyard finishes off the space.
Upper Ivy’s on-site leasing office and models are now open. Upper Ivy was designed by KFA architects and is managed by Greystar.
Ivy Station’s 240,000 square-foot office building is leased to WarnerMedia and will soon house employees of the company’s West Coast offices of HBO, Cinemax, HBO Max, and its WarnerMedia Entertainment networks TNT, tbs and truTV.
The interior buildout is underway with completion anticipated by the end of May. Developers completed the exterior work on the building, designed by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney, in 2020.
The Shay, a 148-room boutique hotel designed by KFA Architects with Studio Collective creating the interiors, will be operated by Destination Hotels, a Hyatt brand, and is anticipated to open in late-summer 2021.
Ivy Station features nearly 50,000 square feet of ground floor retail that is conceived as a collection of cafes, shops, personal services and specialty retail.
Work is underway on interior build-outs for Ivy Station’s first retail tenants — Equator Coffees, LA Ale Works, Mamoun’s falafel, StretchLab, YogaSix, and Healthy Spot. Each will announce its own opening while it is anticipated that most will be open in late summer 2021. Lowe is currently in discussions with additional retailers that will “complement and add to Ivy Station’s retail offerings.”
Groundbreaking for Ivy Station was held on September 27, 2017. Construction was led by general contractor Bernards. RELM provided landscape design while KFA, in addition to designing the apartments and hotel, created the property master plan. EYRC was the architect of the office building. Lowe served as the developer for Ivy Station and will continue as overall manager, including retail and common areas, through Lowe affiliate Hospitality at Work®.