Five-Story Mixed-Use Residential Approved To Replace Denny’s:

A rendering of the approved project for 1560 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica.
A rendering of the approved project for 1560 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night approved the second reading of an ordinance adopting a five-story, 102,500 square-foot mixed-use project at 1560 Lincoln Blvd. – the current site of a Denny’s restaurant.

The NMS Properties project will consist of 100 residential units, 13,800 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and 232 parking spaces within a three-level subterranean parking garage.

The ground floor will consist of commercial space that is setback from the property line creating widened pedestrian zones on Lincoln Blvd. and Colorado Ave. and opportunities for outdoor dining under cantilevered portions of the upper residential floors.

The building elevations along Lincoln Blvd. and Colorado Ave. consist of bold integrated box-frame projections and recessed balconies with expansive glazing within the frames. Floors two to five will consist of residential units and common open space provided on the podium-level courtyard and roof deck.

Meanwhile, the City Council also voted in favor of the second reading and adoption of a new six-story (84 feet), 52,545 square-foot mixed-use project consisting of 64 residential units and 6,345 square feet of ground floor commercial space at 1415 5th St. Both projects had their first readings approved at the Council’s Oct. 13 meeting earlier this month.