On The Tracks

Design Team: Michael Frederick | Advisors: Paul Habibi

Culver City, California : 2010
The proposed development is in the heart of Culver City’s Helms Bakery District, an area with a recent history of redevelopment and improvement projects that take former industrial land and transforms that land into a high end retail, entertainment and condo living. The property's central location affords it convenient automobile access to greater Los Angeles, and its proximity to mass transit makes it an ideal residential location for the downtown professional. Market as well as zoning and entitlement research lead the development team to believe a fitness center in combination with small retail spaces and high end residences suited the highest and best use of the site. The shape of the site presented challenges in program distribution leading the team to target development of small residential units currently popular with young, sustainably oriented professionals.