Palms Neighborhood Council Considering Pair Of Culver City Projects Totaling 319 Units

The projects would rise seven and eight stories and are being planned by Mapleton Properties and California Landmark Group, respectively
10401 W. Washington Blvd. Rendering
Rendering of WM by CLG, a 145-unit project proposed by California Landmark Group: Official
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The Palms Neighborhood Council Wednesday night will consider a pair of multifamily projects proposed for Washington Boulevard totaling 319 units. At 10401 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles-based developer California Landmark Group has plans for 112 units and 2,000 square feet of commercial space in addition to an existing 33-unit apartment community at 3855 Motor Ave. named 3855 by CLG. For up the road, a limited liability company registered to the Beverly Hills offices of investment company Mapleton Properties has plans for a 207-unit apartment building at 10003 Washington Blvd.

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Dubbed WM by CLG, the first of the two projects calls for an eight-story mixed-use building seeking Tier-3 compliance with the city of Los Angeles’ Transit Oriented Communities Incentives Program. Designs call for a 70-percent density bonus of 60 units, with 15 of the project’s 145 total units being set aside for extremely low incomes. Planned amenities at Washington and Motor include a roof deck, spa pool, clubroom, digital lounge, theater, and working space, while new residential parking (in addition to the existing site’s 34 spaces) will amount to 57 spaces across a basement level and two lower levels.

The existing site’s properties are owned by a variety of entities that includes CLG but also an investment vehicle listed with the address of Freeman Group, an LA-based commercial real estate consulting firm. The project architect is Abramson Architects.

Less than half a mile up the road is the project site for 10003 Washington, which would be a two-phased development involving two seven-story buildings and 126 parking spaces. The first mid-rise would rise near the corner of Washington Boulevard and Dunn Drive and contain 111 units: 28 studios, 51 one-bedrooms, 23 two-bedrooms, three two-bedroom townhomes, and six ground-floor one-bedroom live-work units. The second building would rise on the opposite end of the same block and include 24 studios, 35 one-bedrooms, 18 two-bedrooms, and 19 one-bedroom live-work units. ­­­Filed in October, plans call for Tier-2 TOC status and 19 extremely low-income units.

Mapleton Properties is the real estate division of Beverly Hills-based investment firm Mapleton Investments, a family business founded by entrepreneur Marc Nathanson. It is joined Steinberg Hart and Rios, two architecture firms involved in project design, according to project application materials.

Features included in Mapleton’s Culver City project include a pool deck, indoor amenities on level two, roof amenity areas, private balconies, and a dog run.

Rendering: Official. The two-phased, 207-unit development plans filed by Mapleton Properties.

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner is a California-based writer previously with Bisnow and the San Francisco Business Times. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and business from Saint Mary's College of California, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the school's campus newspaper. Before that, he spent two years as the publication's sports editor, and he remains a committed fan, for better or worse, of his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and Saint Mary's Gaels.
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