A series of small commercial buildings on Lincoln Boulevard may be replaced by a residential-retail development, as detailed in a presentation to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board.

The property, located at 2903 Lincoln Boulevard, is currently improved with an auto repair shop and a handful of nondescript one-story structures.  An entity called Lincoln Lot 7 (SM), LLC intends to raze these uses to make way for the construction of a four-story structure that would feature 47 apartments above 16,755 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 151 parking spaces on two subterranean levels.

The LOHA-designed development, which would rise just 36 feet in height, is described as featuring an undulating form broken into "a series of repetitive solid and void along its length."  Plans call for an exterior of metal panels and smooth stucco.

Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture is designing would open spaces at multiple levels, including street-fronting plaza space, a walkway at the second level, and a roof deck.

A staff report to the Planning Commission recommends that it provide additional guidance to the applicant, but does not suggest approval or denial of the project.  This is 2903 Lincoln's second appearance before the ARB; when initially reviewed in 2016, the project featured a more muted color palette that was described as monotonous.