Just north of the 10 Freeway in Downtown Santa Monica, the latest in an ever-growing series of mixed-use developments is rising on Lincoln Boulevard.
Earlier this year, New York-based developer Tishman Speyer broke ground on its project at 1650 Lincoln Boulevard, which replaces a brick commercial building between the E Line and Olympic Boulevard. The new five-story structure will feature 98 apartments above 6,071 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a three-level, 206-car parking garage.
KFA Architecture is designing 1650 Lincoln, which was previously described in a staff report to the Santa Monica Design Review Board as having a "layered appearance" with a white plaster skin above dark, recessed rectilinear glazed bays. That massing of the building is to bring natural light into a visible courtyard, while making a single building seem like two, per a landing page on the website of general contractor Milender White.
Completion of 1650 Lincoln is expected in the first half of 2025.
The development sits along a bustling stretch of Lincoln Boulevard which has recently seen the construction of a half-dozen similar projects, including the two-phase Catherine development across the street and Related California's 710 Broadway.
The project is one of eight sites acquired by Tishman Speyer in early 2022, when it paid $150 million to acquire a portfolio of developments from WS Communities. Two other projects at 1430 Lincoln Boulevard and 711 Colorado Avenue are already under construction.
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