Monday, December 1, 2014

New Look for Culver-City-Adjacent Mixed-User

Image: NMS Properties

Developer NMS Properties has unveiled a new rendering for the NMS Culver City, a residential-retail complex currently under construction along the border between Palms and Culver City.  The $63 million development, designed by Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang Architects, will feature 131 apartments above 12,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space.  The low-rise structure is located at the northwest corner of Washington Boulevard and Hughes Avenue, directly across the street from both Sony Picture Studios and the Kirk Douglas Theater.

Construction crews recently began applying exterior materials to the building's six-story wooden frame.  However, progress on the low-rise development has fallen significantly behind its previously announced schedule.  At the time of groundbreaking, the project was expected to reach completion in mid-2014.  According to the NMS Properties website, opening is now scheduled for sometime during 2015.

Other developments in and around Downtown Culver City have proceeded in more timely fashion.  Across the street from the Expo Line's Culver City Station, vertical construction is mostly completely for the Platform, an office and retail complex which is being developed by the Runyon Group.  At the intersection of Washington and National Boulevards, wood and concrete continue to rise for Access Culver City, a residential-retail development from Greystar Real Estate Partners.


  1. How did this trend of adding multicolored rectangular frames around groups of windows begin? It looks so random and cheap.

    1. Definitely not my favorite architectural trend.

    2. I will take the rectangle over ass hats

    3. Why pick and choose when you could have both?