On Tuesday, Santa Monica's Architectural Review Board is scheduled to take its first look at a new mixed-use development planned next to the Expo Line's 26th Street/Bergamot Station.

The owner of the Extra Space Storage facility at 1707 Cloverfield Boulevard hopes to redevelop a parking lot at the back of the property with a five-story building that would feature 63 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments - including five affordable units - above 940 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 116 parking spaces on two basement levels.

Santa Monica-based DFH Architects is designing the project, which would place its retail space and main entrance near the Expo Line stop at 26th Street.  Renderings portray a contemporary low-rise structure clad with plaster, concrete, and metal panels.

Plans also call for open space amenities including a rooftop deck.  SQLA is serving as the project's landscape architect.

The ARB's initial review of the 1707 Cloverfield development will be the first of several hearings on the project.