Brunson Terrace apartments will offer affordable housing and retail space for local businesses
Community Corporation of Santa Monica has unveiled its latest affordable housing project in the Pico neighborhood.
The Brunson Terrace apartments, located at the former site of the Mount Hermon Baptist Church at 1819 Pico Boulevard, comprise a four-story building housing 48 apartments. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are above 4,174 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, with basement parking for 49 vehicles. The ground-floor commercial space is being developed by Streetlet, who will create a space for local businesses, pop-ups, and workshops. Jus’ Family Cafe and Coffee Bar will also occupy a portion of the retail area.
According to a 2020 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Brunson Terrace will cater to households earning between 30 and 80 percent of the area median income, with rents ranging from $522 to $2,028 per month. The project has been designed by Brooks + Scarpa and features a “village” concept, with multiple buildings centered on a central courtyard area.
This is Community Corp.’s third affordable housing development in the Pico neighborhood in as many years. The non-profit completed work on a senior affordable housing complex at 1814 20th Street in 2021 and recently finished a 73-unit apartment building for low-income households at 1834 20th Street.