Creative placemaking strategies apply broadly across many facets of Karney’s assets. We use these strategies in the design of housing and commercial spaces, public plazas and open space, bike paths and pedestrian walkways, transit systems and public art. Our real estate development projects—ranging from mixed-use transit-oriented development in Culver City to adaptive reuse to creative office in Playa Vista to neighborhood revitalization projects in Anaheim, Hawthorne and Torrance —all employ exceptional design, thoughtful open space, and artistic expression.
Karney is especially unique in the on-going creative programming it brings once the projects are built, which creates an interactive community where people want to live, work, interact and invent. Programming examples include art walks, local music performances in the plazas, public art competitions integrated in building design, among countless other initiatives to engage and enliven the community. We have found by bringing superior building design, communal open space, art and culture to a real estate project and applying creative placemaking best practices benefit all stakeholders, and create healthy, economically thriving, and culturally vibrant places.