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A pair of mixed-use buildings will replace surface parking lots near Santa Monica Beach, according to a draft environmental impact report published last week by the City of Santa Monica.

The proposed developments, located at 1828 Ocean Avenue and 1921 Ocean Front Walk, would provide a mix of market rate and affordable housing, in addition to pedestrian-oriented commercial uses.

At 1828 Ocean Avenue, plans call for the removal of an existing 127-car parking lot that serves Hotel Casa del Mar to construct a 47-foot-tall building which would contain 83 dwelling units and 2,000 square feet of street-level commercial space.  Plans call for 277 parking spaces in a semi-subterranean garage - including replacement parking for the hotel.

Koning Eizenberg Architecture is designing the project, which would appear as a three-story structure fronting Ocean and a five-story building towards the beach due to the sloping topography of the development site.

One block south at 1921 Ocean Front Walk, plans call for another five-story building that would contain 22 dwelling units atop 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant uses.  The second building would contain 62 parking spaces in a partially-underground garage.

Koning Eizenberg Architecture is also designing 1921 Ocean Front Walk.

The two projects would provide a total of 16 deed-restricted affordable housing units.

Depending on the permitting process, the projects could break ground as soon as Fall 2018.  Completion would occur in Summer 2020.

Rendering of 1828 Ocean Avenue. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1828 Ocean Avenue. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1828 Ocean Avenue. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1828 Ocean Avenue. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1828 Ocean Avenue. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1828 Ocean Avenue. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1921 Ocean Front Walk. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1921 Ocean Front Walk. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1921 Ocean Front Walk. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1921 Ocean Front Walk. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1921 Ocean Front Walk. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Rendering of 1921 Ocean Front Walk. Image via City of Santa Monica.
Project map. Image via City of Santa Monica.

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