A year-and-a-half after breaking ground at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, a mixed-use development from WS Communities is finally getting above ground.
The project, which replaced a former Denny's restaurant, will consist of a five-story building featuring 100 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above 13,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 232 parking stalls.
The low-rise structure, designed by KFA Architecture, will have a modern exterior. Plans call for a new courtyard - visible from Colorado Avenue - and a paseo connecting to Lincoln Boulevard.
WS Communities' project - located at 1550 Lincoln Boulevard - is one of four market-rate or mixed-income housing developments now taking shape near the intersection of Lincoln and Colorado, which is just east of the Expo Line's Downtown Santa Monica terminus.
A short distance south, a 44-unit apartment complex with retail is rising at 1641 Lincoln Boulevard.
WS Communities is also planning a 98-unit apartment building at 1650 Lincoln Boulevard - one of more than a dozen projects the developer has in the works in the Los Angeles area.