The project, which spans the north side of Santa Monica between Orange Drive and Mansfield Avenue, will eventually consist of a seven-story edifice featuring 231 apartments above 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Plans also call for 390 parking stalls in an underground garage.
Onni entitled the project using density bonus incentives to permit a larger structure than allowed under zoning rules. In exchange, 15 of the apartments will be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very-low-income level.
RC Architecture is designing the podium-type building, which is to be clad in a mix of concrete and stucco. Plans call for a series of terrace decks oriented toward the rear property line, providing a height transition to the lower-scaled neighborhood to the north. The building will include a series amenity decks and a courtyard swimming pool.
While the project at 6901 Santa Monica was originally expected to be built over an approximately 18-month period, delays resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have upended the anticipated construction schedule.
Onni Group, which has built a series of Downtown apartment towers over the past decade, is also behind plans for a 14-story office building at Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevards and 21-story apartment tower on Vine Street. The company's portfolio also includes proposed and under-construction developments in Mid-Wilshire, Glendale, and Long Beach.
The project is the latest in mixed-use development to arrive in southwest Hollywood, following the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Anita May Rosenstein Campus, AvalonBay Communities' AVA Hollywood apartments, and an under-construction apartment complex from Massachi Industries located next door on Orange Drive.
- 6901 Santa Monica Boulevard (Urbanize LA)