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.

Rendering of 1650 Lincoln looking northCity of Santa Monica

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.

Courtyard view of 1650 LincolnCity of Santa Monica

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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