Monday, September 30, 2013

Mini Office Development Under Construction in Playa Del Rey

Image from The Strand Offices at Playa Del Rey

Down on the far western end of Culver Boulevard, developer Cove Spring Partners is in the midst of construction on an office development known as "The Strand Offices at Playa Del Rey."  The project creates 10,000 square feet of creative office space, divided between two three-story buildings with architecture from the MIKA Design Group.  The Strand will include large windows and outdoor decks to provide sweeping views of the Ballona Wetlands and Marina Del Rey.  The project is centrally located in the heart of the Playa Del Rey community, with dozens of restaurants and bars lining this stretch of Culver Blvd.  And of course, the beach is just a ten minute walk away.

A few blocks west of the Strand, Legado Companies has plans for a 72-unit mixed-use development known as Legado Del Mar.  The Argonaut reports that the project has engendered opposition from the Playa Del Rey community, citing typical concerns about parking and traffic.  Some have also voiced displeasure with Legado Del Mar's Tuscan themed architecture, which stands out amongst Playa Del Rey's mid-century apartment buildings and contemporary homes.

Legado Del Mar; Image from NCWP.  Doesn't this resemble the work of a certain developer who often builds on 110 freeway adjacent lots in Downtown Los Angeles?

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