A pair of mixed-use buildings will replace surface parking lots near Santa Monica Beach, according to a draft environmental impact report published last week by the City of Santa Monica.
The proposed developments, located at 1828 Ocean Avenue and 1921 Ocean Front Walk, would provide a mix of market rate and affordable housing, in addition to pedestrian-oriented commercial uses.
At 1828 Ocean Avenue, plans call for the removal of an existing 127-car parking lot that serves Hotel Casa del Mar to construct a 47-foot-tall building which would contain 83 dwelling units and 2,000 square feet of street-level commercial space. Plans call for 277 parking spaces in a semi-subterranean garage - including replacement parking for the hotel.
Koning Eizenberg Architecture is designing the project, which would appear as a three-story structure fronting Ocean and a five-story building towards the beach due to the sloping topography of the development site.
One block south at 1921 Ocean Front Walk, plans call for another five-story building that would contain 22 dwelling units atop 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant uses. The second building would contain 62 parking spaces in a partially-underground garage.
Koning Eizenberg Architecture is also designing 1921 Ocean Front Walk.
The two projects would provide a total of 16 deed-restricted affordable housing units.
Depending on the permitting process, the projects could break ground as soon as Fall 2018. Completion would occur in Summer 2020.
- Santa Monica Archive (Urbanize LA)