Clarion Partners and Lincoln Property Company have started demolishing the former Surfas Culinary District near Culver City Station, the next step towards the development of a mixed-use office complex on the property.
The project site, located at 8777 Washington Boulevard, is slated for a four-story structure that will offer 128,000 square feet of offices with underground parking and approximately 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Gensler is designing the project, which will feature floor-to-ceiling windows on all of its upper levels. The design has evolved slightly from the most recent iteration of the project presented in mid-2017.
SWA Group is serving as 8777 Washington's urban designer and landscape architect.
Although the property was poised to become the new Los Angeles headquarters of HBO, the Real Deal reports that Apple is now in talks to lease the entire building as the new home of its content division. Surfas Culinary District had also announced plans to remain at the property through a "new food concept," although it is unclear whether or not the restaurant supplier is still involved with the project.
Prior to Lincoln and Clarion taking control of the property, former owner Vitruvian Culver City had envisioned 8777 Washington with a different mix of programming. When the project first emerged, it had called for just 30,000 square feet of offices, in addition to 80 apartments and 16,000 square feet of retail space.
The 8777 Washington development joins a handful of mixed-use projects planned or underway near Culver City Station. The four-story building will sit directly across the street from Ivy Station, a under-construction development that will feature office space, apartments, a hotel, ground-floor retail and open space for transit passengers.
East toward the nearby Helms Bakery District, another mixed-use project feature apartments and retail is slated to replace a series of small commercial buildings.
- 8777 Washington Archive (Urbanize LA)