Nearly one year after breaking ground  in Ocean Park, construction is starting to progress above street level at Community Corp. of Santa Monica's Pacific Landing apartments.

View west from across Lincoln BoulevardTighe Architecture

The mixed-use development, which replaced a gas station at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Pacific Street, will consist of a four-story building containing 37 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in addition to 459 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a nine-car garage.

The approximately $28.2-million project will be priced for households earning between 30 and 80 percent of the area median income, according to a 2019 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.  Proposed rents for the apartments would range from $587 to $1,880 per month.

Tighe Architecture is designing the Pacific Landing, which is depicted with a "sculptural" exterior comprised of cement plaster and metal panels.  The apartments would wrap a T-shaped interor courtyard, with additional open space provided through a rooftop amenity deck.

watermark Pacific Landing siteUrbanize LA

At the time of Pacific Landing's groundbreaking in April 2020, completion of the apartment complex was expected in the Summer or Fall of 2021.

In addition to the project on Lincoln Boulevard, Community Corp. is developing a handful of similar affordable housing developments at various sites in its hometown of Santa Monica, including a new project which recently broke ground in the Pico neighborhood.  The non-profit developer is also behind plans for new housing developments in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Mar Vista and Westchester.

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