Vancouver-based Bastion Development Corp. has cleared another hurdle in its bid to redevelop the former site of a 99 Cents Only Store on the border between Mar Vista and Culver City with housing and retail.

View looking northeast from Washington BoulevardPK Architecture

This week, the Los Angeles City Council adopted the findings of an environmental study for their section of the site, which includes parcels at 3984-3988 South Meier Street and 12740-12750 West Zanja Street. Combined with the Culver City section of the property at 12727 Washington Boulevard, the former retail complex is slated for the construction of new buildings featuring a total of 144 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments and 19,100 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Plans also call for two levels of subterranean parking for 187 vehicles.

In exchange for density bonus incentives, enabling the construction of a larger structure than otherwise permitted by zoning rules, Bastion will be required to set aside 19 of the apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing.

PK Architecture is designing the project, which will occupy as site long known as the Triangle Center. Plans call for a six-story building fronting Washington Boulevard, with and a smaller five-story face along Zanja to the north. Plans show an L-shaped footprint above the podium level, which would leave space for a pool courtyard and amenity deck on the second floor. Additionally, roughly 5,000 square feet of public open space has also been proposed at street level.

Corner view at Zanja and WashingtonPK Architecture

Construction of the Triangle Center project is expected to occur over a period of roughly 20 months, according to information provided at a community meeting held by the developer. However, a groundbreaking date for the project has not been announced.

Bastion, which is headquartered in Vancouver, has a penchant for entitling real estate for development in Culver City, including the mixed-use Haven apartment complex, which was later completed by Cityview. The company also pursued a pair of apartment buildings in Koreatown, but eventually sold its properties to developer Jamison Services, Inc.

The Triangle Center site sits just east along Washington Boulevard from the site of a Lucky, a similar mixed-use apartment building which opened in 2020.

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The project is one of a handful of recent split jurisdiction developments between Culver City and Los Angeles, including the massive Ivy Station complex and a neighboring office campus planned by Apple.

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