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Gino Canori, senior vice president of Related California, overlooks Ocean Avenue from the development site.
Photo by Brenton Garen
Gino Canori, senior vice president of Related California, overlooks Ocean Avenue from the development site.

News, Development, Santa Monica

Ocean Avenue South On Track To Open Phase One In January 2014

A rendering of The Waverly at 1705 Ocean Avenue, which is scheduled to open in January 2014.
Courtesy Of Related Companies
A rendering of The Waverly at 1705 Ocean Avenue, which is scheduled to open in January 2014.
A rendering of The Seychelle at 1755 Ocean Avenue, which is scheduled to open in March 2014, about two months after phase one opens.
Courtesy Of Related Companies
A rendering of The Seychelle at 1755 Ocean Avenue, which is scheduled to open in March 2014, about two months after phase one opens.

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 8:44 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

In about six months, the first residents are expected to move into Ocean Avenue South – one of Santa Monica’s largest developments currently under construction just one block from the beach.

The 3.7-acre site sits between Colorado Avenue and Pico Boulevard on Ocean Avenue – between Viceroy Santa Monica and the new Tongva Park that’s scheduled to open in September.

The development offers two mixed-use residential properties with a total of 158 residences, including 11 penthouses.

Ocean Avenue South comprises The Waverly at 1705 Ocean Avenue, which consists of 65 residences in east and west buildings that rise six stories high connected by a fifth-floor skybridge lounge that overlooks the six-acre Tongva Park.

Meanwhile, The Seychelle at 1755 Ocean has 93 residences in a 10 story high building.

The developer behind the project is Related Companies, which has completed other projects such as The Century (luxury condominium tower in Century City) and New York City’s mixed-use Time Warner Center in Manhattan.

As part of Related’s development agreement with the City of Santa Monica, there are also 160 apartments under construction where rent will be subsidized for middle-income tenants chosen through a lottery and a screening process. This will be conducted by Related in the fall.

Gino Canori, senior vice president of Related California, invited The Mirror on a tour of the sales and information center (which opened mid-July) and the construction site.

“We are about six months away from releasing the first phase of the project,” Canori said. “The first phase of completion will include 100 percent of the affordable housing units and The Waverly condominium residences – that’s all built on one common parking structure. The second phase will come two months later, which is The Seychelle.”

Canori said prices would be released in the fall when the residences go on the market.

“The purpose of the sales and information center is to educate our interested prospects and the brokerage community about Ocean Avenue South and the two different product types we are going to be selling as part of Ocean Avenue South – The Waverly and The Seychelle,” he said. “It’s also to educate the broader market and locals who live in the existing area who are interested in purchasing at Ocean Avenue South.”

The ground levels of The Waverly and The Seychelle will be home to five upscale restaurant outlets across nearly 20,000 square feet.

Canori remained tight-lipped on the names of the outlets saying at least one celebrity chef was attached to one of the restaurants, but said details would be announced in fall.

“We are going to have a breakfast/coffee offering, a breakfast/lunch/dinner offering, and we are going to have two dinner time offerings, which are going to be food centric because that is what the market is demanding right now in this area of town.”

Canori said Related competed for the site when the City of Santa Monica published a request for qualifications in 2005.

He said Related and a handful of other development companies were then selected to submit a proposal for the redevelopment of the area.

He said Related was chosen out of that group to enter into an exclusive negotiating contract with the City in 2007 to hammer out details of the development.

“We had complete site control by 2008,” Canori said. “We were continuing down the road and then the financial crisis hit. We were about ready to start construction, but we put the project on hiatus and waited for everything to calm down. We made a conscious decision to restart the project in early 2010.”

He said utility relocation began on the site in fall 2011 and financing for the project closed in December 2011.

All parking will be subterranean; there will be three levels underneath The Waverly and the 160 rent subsidized units while there will be four levels of parking underneath The Seychelle.

The development will also feature public walkways offering direct access between Main Street and Ocean Avenue as well as to the adjacent Tongva Park. Olympic Boulevard will also be extended to Ocean Avenue.

Among the luxury components of the project, The Seychelle residents will enjoy an attended lobby with doorman and concierge, a residents-only rooftop with a pool, Jacuzzi, furnished cabanas and sun deck accompanied by an entertainment lounge with a stone fireplace, kitchen, and barbeque area.

Additional amenities include a business center, pet spa, and separate landscaped terrace with a fitness center and yoga studio.

Residents of The Waverly will also have an attended lobby with concierge, access to the private Skybridge Lounge that offers a gourmet kitchen, fireplace, and viewing deck with barbeque, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and pet spa.

For more information on the project, visit

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Sep. 12, 2013, 5:31:48 pm

sheba warner said...


Sep. 14, 2013, 9:17:42 am

lou ferrigno jr said...

i would like to speak to someon please call 310-3952144

Sep. 23, 2013, 1:36:40 pm

pattye asarch said...

I would like to be put on the list for a 1 affordable bedroom. I am a senior lady with a disability. 310-391-4301 Thank you.

Sep. 26, 2013, 11:35:51 am

Rachael Stone said...

My name is rachael stone and I am interested in being put on your list for low income affordable housing. I am interested in a 1 bedroom unit. My phone number is 310-403-1991. Thanks so much for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sep. 26, 2013, 10:34:48 am

Anthony Stone said...

My Name is Anthony Stone. I am on Permanent Disability. Could I please be put on your affordable low income subsidized Lotterey list for your Ocean Ave South Low Project Located on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. My phone Is 323-899-1928. Thank You, Sincerely, Anthony Stone.

Oct. 2, 2013, 10:36:40 pm

Izabela said...

Very interested in your 3 bedrooms condos or rentals. Please call me at 818-378-3917

Oct. 5, 2013, 9:11:45 pm

patricia gebeau said...


Oct. 14, 2013, 9:30:54 am

harvey goodman said...

818 519 9591 i am interested in more info

Oct. 21, 2013, 12:02:04 am

Herbert said...

Could someone call or email info on these properties? 310.433.8072

Oct. 31, 2013, 8:37:22 pm

Amelia Baker said...

Single grandmother with one dependent interested in a two bedroom. 310 946-3431

Nov. 20, 2013, 10:47:17 pm

Venita Haynes said...

I have lived and worked in Santa Monica since I was 4. I Have checked the qualifications for affordable housing and would love information about getting on the lottery list. Thank you. Venita Haynes... (310) 463-0318

Dec. 1, 2013, 6:45:23 pm

Kristin Phasavath said...

I am very interested in getting more info on the affordable housing requirements for the Waverly Property. We would be interested in a 2 bedroom. Thank you

Dec. 2, 2013, 6:52:03 pm

Kimberly Harrison said... 1 866 455 5211

Dec. 3, 2013, 10:48:08 am

Alain André Moreau said...

I would like to know where to go in order to get an application for the 160 subsidized units? Thank you.

Dec. 5, 2013, 9:01:42 am


Pls.include us in your list of affordable unit for middle income earners (subsidized units).I am 64 years old,and my wife is 62 years old.we are childless and both working here at Santa Monica.Commuting is our problem going to our works because we are from downtown,LA.please do send us an application and I am willing to talk to someone regarding this matter.(480) 329 6776 ,or you could E-mail me.Thanks.

Jan. 13, 2014, 12:57:25 am

Najla said...

Please email Please I would love to get the application process started today!!! Thanks God Bless

Apr. 8, 2014, 9:57:46 pm

Dorianna1 Lyde said...

Please email me at I am so interested in application process for the lottery.. I am a family of two we will be duper happy with just a one bedroom.

Aug. 26, 2014, 7:31:07 pm

Jason Figueroa said...

would like to know how I can fill out application for the affordable rentals ?

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