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Developer to Build Apartments with Retail Near Santa Monica Library

Project would include 60 units at Santa Monica Boulevard and 7th Street

A developer is planning to build 60 apartments with ground-floor retail across the street from the Santa Monica Public Library’s main branch.

Developer Grubb has unveiled plans to build a mixed-use apartment building at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and 7th Street. The project site would replace a small commercial building with a new five-story edifice featuring 60 apartments and approximately 3,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The proposed plans include 15 affordable units for extremely low-, very low-, low-, and moderate-income residents.

Tighe Architecture is designing the building which will feature stucco, brick veneer, wood, and metal cladding. A central courtyard above the podium divides the building into two solid volumes fronting Santa Monica Boulevard. The open corridor in the center provides a break in the elevations creating an appropriate massing response along this longer elevation. An additional amenity deck is proposed for the rooftop.

Due the project’s location in Downtown Santa Monica, no on-site parking is proposed for this development. However, it should be noted that this proposal is still in its preliminary view stage and has yet to face a vote by the Board.

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