At the southeast corner of Washington and National Boulevards, exterior work has been substantially completed for the Platform, an office and retail complex which is being developed by the San Francisco-based Runyon Group.  The project, designed by Abramson Teiger Architects, includes several newly constructed buildings and the adaptive reuse of several structures from an automobile dealership which previously occupied the four-acre property.  Construction of the Platform is schedule for completion this Fall.  For more information on the project's retail and restaurant tenants, please visit its official website.

East across National Boulevard, developer Greystar Real Estate Partners is finishes the wooden skeleton of Access Culver City, a low-rise residential-retail complex.  The five-story structure, designed by architecture firm Togawa Smith Martin, will feature 115 apartments and 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space when finished.  Designs call for a primarily stucco exterior, accented metal siding and steel canopies.

Although the two aforementioned projects will likely be the first Culver City developments completed in the wake of the Expo Line, they are by no means the last in the pipeline.

Last month, the Runyon Group acquired a second property adjacent to the Platform, which they intend to develop into a creative office space.  Slightly east, developer VCN recently purchased the Surfas Culinary District with the intention of building a mixed-use complex on the site.

The largest changes are currently slated for Culver City Station's sprawling park-and-ride lot, where Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises plans to construct a 500,000-square-foot development consisting of apartments, retail, office space and a hotel.