Just three years after opening, an expansion is planned for the Stella Marina del Rey Apartments.

The existing complex, located at 13488 W. Maxella Avenue, features 244 luxury apartments above ground-floor retail and restaurant place.  According to plans submitted to the City of Los Angeles, the expansion would create an additional 65 residential units in a six-story structure.

The project would require discretionary approvals by the City, including a zone change.  Further details, such as a timeline and budget for the project, are currently unclear.

Earlier this week, plans were announced for a similar mixed-use development on the shopping center located immediately east of Stella.  That project, which spans across 6.8 acres, would create 658 apartments and 27,300 square feet of retail space.


Stella (Image: Live at Stella)
13488 W. Maxella Ave (Image: Google Maps)

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Senior Affordable Housing Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.

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