A document presented to the Culver City Planning Commission offers a first glimpse of a mixed-use development proposed for an abandoned property at Washington Place and Sawtelle Boulevard.

The proposed four-story building, designed by architect Farzin Maly, would offer 14 two- and three-bedroom apartments above 4,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space and an a partially underground garage for 31 vehicles.  Plans also call for on-site bicycle parking and a fitness center.

Renderings show a contemporary low-rise building, clad with a mixture of stucco and trespa panels.  Following negotiations with community members, Maly has reduced the building's height from five stories to four stories.

The 12,000-square-foot project site, once a gas station, is a well known eyesore to nearby residents, having sat vacant for several decades.