Culver City Council Approves Wende Museum's Expansion Plan
December 23, 2021
The Culver City Council this week gave the green light to Wende Museum to build a Creative Community Center in the southern portion of the armory property at 10858 Culver Boulevard.
At its Monday night’s meeting, the Council approved the museum’s redevelopment plan, which also includes six affordable dwelling units and reconfigured community garden at the Culver Boulevard property near Veterans Park, city officials said.
AUX Architecture is designing the 7,022-square-foot, 3-story community center, which would include landscaped terraces and an exterior of painted stucco, concrete, and aluminum. The Center will feature a theater for live performance, art space for veterans and housing for artists.
The project, proposed on a 1.55-acre site between Coombs Avenue and Elenda Street, does not include the Scout House and the paddle tennis courts, city officials said.
The phased construction of the Community Center will start in late 2022 with completion expected to follow in 2023, said city officials. The development will include affordable housing for international and local artists facilitated in partnership with the New York-based Artistic Freedom Initiative.
The Wende, which will coordinate operations at the new Center, is an art museum, historical archive of the Cold War and center for creative community engagement that explores and inspires change. It is located at 10808 Culver Blvd.