Westfield Culver City is a 4.5 acre residential development in Culver City in Los Angeles County, CA. The steeply sloped bluff site is to accommodate 342 residential units, 600 indoor parking spaces, 80,000 square feet of retail space and a public green space civic amenity. The six residential towers each rise eight stories above a common parking podium with small scale retail spaces on the ground floor. The entire built program is wedged between two massive sewer easements for lines serving Los Angeles County which run along the length of the site. This necessitated a meandering sequence of relatively small footprint buildings. In contrast to the massive Westfield Culver City shopping center across the street with its agglomeration of big box retail tenants surrounded by acres of surface parking, this development recognizes emerging living and retail tastes. A walkable promenade for tenants and the general public is lined with small scale retail spaces including wine bars & shops, cafés, bookstores and giftshops. An irregular arrangement of horizontal overhangs gives each unit a balcony. Built-in planters on the balconies ensure that the composition of green horizontal stripes on the building façades is as pleasing to passers-by as it is pleasant to the inhabitants. Construction is to be Type 3 – Modified in compliance with the International Building Code and the local Fire Department requirements which limited the buildable height to 75 feet.