July 5, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Mixed-Use Development With Possible Bank Coming to Wilshire Boulevard

Wilshire and Harvard development to include 9 studio apartments

By Dolores Quintana

Two commercial buildings are being redeveloped into a small new mixed use building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Harvard Street in Santa Monica. 

As reported by Urbanized Los Angeles, the development under construction is being designed by DFH Architects and the property is owned by The Megdal Companies, who applied for the permit which was approved in 2019 by the City of Santa Monica. 

The complex will be a two story building that will house 9 studio apartments, one of which will be a low income unit, with 2,495 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and a partially underground parking lot with 18 parking spaces.

According to Urbanize Los Angeles, the exterior of the building will be a charred cedar siding paired with stucco and will have an outdoor deck that overlooks the street. 

Renderings for the development show an HSBC bank occupying the first floor corner space.

Related Posts

John McEnroe and Patty Smyth Sell Malibu Home for $29 Million

July 2, 2022

July 2, 2022

Malibu Colony home sold to unknown buyer in private sale By Dolores Quintana John McEnroe, a retired former tennis star,...

SMa.r.t. Column: A Tale of Two Cities

July 2, 2022

July 2, 2022

The City of Santa Monica is surrounded on three sides by the City of Los Angeles. Therefore, while the jurisdictions...

Santa Monica City Council Approves Ballot Measure That Would Increase Hotel Bed Tax

July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Santa Monica’s bed tax has been raised since 2004 By Dolores Quintana In a vote on June 28, the Santa...

SMa.r.t. Column: It’s Time to Look at the Facts of Santa Monica’s Housing History

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

The Narrative: Santa Monica’s decades-long housing construction “shortage”  The Narrative endlessly repeats the refrain that for decades Santa Monica has...

Pico Boulevard Affordable Housing Project Tops Out

June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022

Brunson Terrance coming to 1819 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica By Dolores Quintana Community Corp. of Santa Monica has completed...

The Los Angeles Real Estate Market May Finally Be Slowing Down

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

Real estate sales drop 21 percent in past year By Dolores Quintana The Los Angeles real estate market is showing...

Redevelopment Complete of Former Westside Pavilion Macy’s

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

Developer announces complete of West End at Pico and Overland Developer HLW, on behalf of GPI Companies and in partnership...

Mayor Himmelrich’s Tax Transfer Measure Is Favored to Qualify for the November Election

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

In a cursory review, the City Clerk’s office verified 10,277 of the over 11,000 signatures  By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica...

Santa Monica Families Earning Upwards of $190,000 Can Qualify for Mortgage Relief

June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022

State expands California Mortgage Relief Program By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica families earning upwards of $190,000 can qualify for mortgage...

Santa Monica ‘Smart Home’ Hits Market for $17 Million

June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022

10,000 square foot home at 1410 Georgina Avenue for sale By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica has a new property on...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Mansionization of Santa Monica

June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022

Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in print in 2016.  In the 1980s, Santa Monica’s single family zoning code was...

Former Home of the ‘Godmother of Santa Monica’ up for Sale

June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022

1707 San Vicente Boulevard property on market for $22 million The former home of the “Godmother of Santa Monica” is...

How is the Westside Commercial Real Estate Market Recovering?

June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022

By Dolores Quintana The commercial real estate market in Los Angeles is still trying to recover from over two years...

$2 Billion Luxe Hotel Coming to Former Robinsons-May Property in Beverly Hills

June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022

One Beverly Hills expected to be completed in 2027 By Dolores Quintana Aman, a luxury hotel brand with a twist,...