(310) 253-5740 Main

The Advance Planning Division is responsible for articulating the long-range vision of the City of Culver City through land use and policy planning.

Building Safety

(310) 253-5800 Main (Permits, Inspections, Plan submittals)

The Division is responsible for the enforcement of all building codes adopted by the City and the State of California for local jurisdiction enforcement.

Code Enforcement Services

(310) 253-5940 Main
(310) 253-5555 Hotline

The Division is responsible for enforcing the City Code.

We strive to provide excellent customer service and to protect, preserve and improve the quality of life of our citizens. 

current Planning

(310) 253-5710 Main
(310) 253-5725 Zoning
(310) 253-5721 FAX

Current Planning Counter Hours:
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

General Office Hours:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm

(City Hall closed every other Friday)

The Current Planning Division maintains and implements the City's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and prepares other specialized planning documents, including Specific Plans.

Economic Development

(310) 253-5760 Main

Economic Development is dedicated to enhancing the City’s economy by attracting investment to the community, expanding the City’s tax base, and balancing private sector needs with neighborhood quality of life issues. For more information please see our Economic Development Implementation Plan or learn about our Current Projects.


(310) 253-5780 Main
(310) 253-5786 Info Line
(310) 253-5785 Fax

The Culver City Housing Authority is responsible for developing, preserving, and administering affordable housing programs and projects for low to moderate income households to ensure that all neighborhoods are quality livable places that are free of blight, where residents feel safe, and can access resources and services.  Our mission is to support and enhance the social well-being of the citizens of Culver City and expand affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income families.

Community Development

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The Community Development Department is responsible for guiding, monitoring, and facilitating development within Culver City. The six divisions that make up the Department each play a separate but mutually supporting role in community building.


Sol Blumenfeld - Community Development Director
310-253-5700 email
Administers and supervises all Community Development activity and operations

Lisa Pangelinan - Senior Management Analyst
310-253-5761 email


REACH Codes Public Outreach Meeting

REACH codes are a set of statewide optional construction standards for energy efficiency that exceed the requirements of the state’s mandatory codes.

REACH Codes Presentation from Public Outreach Meeting

Read the public notice about the REACH codes and community meetings.

Seasonal Shelter Maps (coming soon)

  • Cal Trans Site Map
  • Culver City Laydown Lot
  • LA City Site
  • Metropolitan Water District Site
  • Venice Blvd Parking Lot
  • Virginia Lot 

Temporary Shelter Matrices (coming soon)

  • Final RFP 1916 Temporary Shelter Summary Dot Matrix
  • Proposed Seasonal Shelter Site Summary Matrix
  • Preliminary Study Seasonal Shelter Site map




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The City and Hackman Capital Partners Break Ground on The Culver Steps

Updated: 01/08/2018

Culver StepsOn November 8, 2017, Project Developer Hackman Capital Partners joined past and present Culver City elected officials to break ground on The Culver Steps, a 1.16 acre mixed-use development planned for the parcel adjacent to The Culver Studios and The Culver Hotel in Downtown Culver City. 

The four-story development will consist of approximately 75,000 square feet of cutting-edge creative office space, 40,000 square feet of vibrant retail and restaurant space, and a 35,000 square foot public plaza destined to become the new central gathering space in Downtown Culver City. 

“When complete, The Culver Steps will be the crowning achievement of our downtown,” said Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper. “With the recent announcement of Amazon Studios’ relocation to the adjacent Culver Studios, coupled with the energy that already exists in the area with nearby movie theaters, the Kirk Douglas Theater, restaurants, and The Culver Hotel, this project with its expansive open space is certain to function as the heart of downtown Culver City and create a welcoming environment for all to enjoy.”

The project was designed by award-winning local firm Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects and is being developed by Hackman Capital Partners.  Construction is projected to take 18 months to complete, with the opening of the Culver Steps projected to occur in 2019.

To see a fly through animation of The Culver Steps, please click "play" on the video below.

  1. Updated: 01/08/2018
  2. Updated: 12/18/2017