The Culver Steps has been bustling with activity. Construction began November 6, when the 1.16-acre site was cleared and grubbed. Excavation began November 30 and, now, is close to completion. Currently, among other accomplishments, footings are being dug, rebar cages and soldier beams installed, concrete poured, and the tower crane has been erected. Construction-speak, aside, The Culver Steps development is clipping along, with delivery slated for early 2019.
Offering 40,000 square feet of curated retail, 75,000 square feet of creative office and a 35,000-square-foot public plaza, The Culver Steps is destined to become the central gathering spot in the “Heart of Screenland”—and beyond.
Indeed, it boasts an enviable location. Situated in downtown Culver City, it’s sandwiched between The Culver Hotel and The Culver Studios (where Amazon Studios and related entities will be occupying 280,000 square feet on the iconic lot). Those demographics, alone, promise retailers and restaurateurs thousands of viable customers.
“Culver City is booming with technology, media and entertainment companies—and more are coming—which means The Culver Steps will draw from a population of high-earning professionals who work and live nearby,” said Ryan Smith, Managing Director of Hackman Capital Partners, affiliates of which own both The Culver Steps and The Culver Studios.
Designed by award-winning local firm Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney (EYRC) Architects, The Culver Steps is a named after the grand staircase that cascades down the side of the four-story building, forming landscaped terraces, as it leads to the public plaza below.
“The public plaza, with its open green spaces and park-like environment, will make The Culver Steps a truly unique destination, not just for shopping and dining, but for outdoor movies, evening concerts and other special events,” Smith said. “The entire development will be a great addition to Culver City.”