A pending presentation to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board reveals new plans for affordable housing in the Pico community.

The project, which is being developed by Community Corp. of Santa Monica, would rise from a property at 1819 W. Pico Boulevard, replacing a church and a small apartment building.  Plans call for the construction of a four-story complex featuring 48 residential units atop 4,174 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 49-car basement garage.

Brooks + Scarpa is designing the project, which is described as a "village" concept consisting of multiple buildings centered on a central courtyard area.  Architectural plans show an exterior primarily composed of stucco.

A staff report recommends that the Architectural Review Board should sign off on the project.

Community Corp. is developing several affordable housing projects in its hometown of Santa Monica, including under-construction developments on 14th Street and Lincoln Boulevard.