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Nearly three years after breaking ground at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway, developer G.H. Palmer Associates is nearing the finish line on a two-building mixed-use complex.

Broadway Palace, designed by Oakes Architects, will feature nearly 680 apartments and over 50,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space on opposite sides of Olympic commercial space when completed.  A first phase of the development - a six-story building on the south side of the street - began move-ins earlier this year.

The second phase of the project, located on the north side of the intersection, is highlighted by a 10-story building directly across the street from the popular Ace Hotel, and a connected six-story structure that fronts Main Street.

Palmer, best known for his Italian Renaissance-inspired developments that flank the Harbor Freeway, has departed from this model with his first project in Downtown's core.  Broadway Palace features a facade of brick veneer, mimicing the appearance of nearby historic structures.

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Senior Affordable Housing Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.
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The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p