A presentation to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board has unveiled plans to redevelop an office building at 1437 7th Street.
Mass Equities, a Santa Monica-based real estate investment firm, is looking to replace the three-story edifice which currently houses its corporate headquarters with a mixed-use apartment building. Plans call for a six-story, 52,456-square-foot structure which would feature 65 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments atop 6,350 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a two-level, 56-car basement parking garage.
Michael W. Folonis Architects is designing the low-rise structure, which is described as a "tripartite" plan featuring solid forms on either side of a linear courtyard at the podium level. Plans also call for common open space at the second, fourth, and roof levels.
The Architecture Review Board is expected to give feedback on the project design, but is not scheduled to take a vote on the proposed development at this point in time.
The project site is located one block northwest of the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue, where construction is currently underway for three similar mixed-use developments adjacent to the Expo Line.
- Santa Monica (Urbanize LA)