A long-planned food hall in Culver City is inching toward reality, with the city’s Planning Commission set to review the project Wednesday.
In the works since at least 2008, the development would bring 26,835 square feet of space for food vendors to the western edge of the city, at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Centinela Avenue. Occupying two separate sites on opposite sides of Centinela, the project would also include three different outdoor dining spaces and a 3.5-level parking structure with 184 spaces.
Developer Regency Centers describes the proposed project—one of many food halls suddenly popping up in the Los Angeles area—as a “place-making landmark” that would be “devoted to culinary creativity, quality, and experience.” In total, the development would house 28 different food vendors.
Designed by JRDV Architects, renderings of the project (spotted by Urbanize LA) show that it would sport a glassy design with open courtyard space and plenty of eye-catching signage.
Once billed as a Southern California answer to San Francisco’s Ferry Building, the project will now have to compete with new culinary marketplaces planned for Beverly Center and a nearby site in Beverly Grove (as well as the venerable Grand Central Market).
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