Culver City

Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard Culver City

Date and Time

Monday, May 7 2018 - 6:30 PM

Event Details

SPIRE members gathered for a panel discussion and dinner with major developers who are part of the wave of transit oriented development in Culver City. This wave of development is so transformative that it promises to make the neighborhood one of the premier office, residential and retail centers of the region.

The panel consisted of the following developers:

Mike Lowe (’91, MBA ‘97), Co-CEO, LOWE, and SREC member – Ivy Station development

Rob Kane, Executive Vice President, Lincoln Property Company – 8777 Washington

Wally Marks, President, WNM Realty -- Helms Bakery District

Lowe’s Ivy Station

Named for the Culver City stop on the old Pacific Electric Air streetcar line, Ivy Station is the result of sixteen years of planning to assemble the land and achieve the best solutions in all respects–financial, architectural, and aesthetic. The 5.2-acre infill property is to be a state-of-the-art transit-oriented development (TOD) which will surround the Culver City Station on Los Angeles’ Metro Expo Line. Ivy Station will include a plaza for community gatherings and events, a boutique hotel, residential units, office space, and retail and restaurant amenities. Project planning is particularly fascinating as a land use challenge given it straddles multiple counties and cities, and due to its sheer size in the landscape.

Lincoln Property’s 8777 Washington

At the intersection of Washington Blvd. and National Boulevard, you’ll find Lincoln Property’s development on the site of the former Surfas Culinary District building. The new four-story complex will include 128,000 square feet of office space and 4,500 square feet of ground-level retail.

Wally Marks’ Helms Bakery District

The panel and dinner were hosted at Helms Bakery Design Center, owned by Wally Marks. Helms Bakery District is a historical Los Angeles destination, with award-winning restaurants, a unique collection of design and home furnishings stores, and simply a perfect place to meet with friends. This landmark building nestled in LA's "West Side" is easy to get to and located just one block east of the Metro Expo Line.