In Sawtelle, developer Markwood Enterprises has kicked off construction for a mixed-use apartment building on Santa Monica Boulevard.

View of 11701 Santa Monica Boulevard looking northwest from Barrington AvenueSteinberg Hart

The project, located at the northwest corner of Santa Monica and Barrington Avenue, will rise from a site that was long occupied by a single-story commercial building.  Approved plans call for the construction of a five-story edifice featuring 51 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments with 939 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  A handful of street-fronting live/work units are proposed facing Barrington.

The project at 11701 Santa Monica Boulevard will sit atop a two-level underground parking garage with capacity for 69 vehicles.  Vehicles would be stored in a stacked, automated system created by ParkPlus.

Steinberg Hart is designing the apartment complex, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building with an O-shape circling a central courtyard, and additional open space at the roof level.

View of 11701 Santa Monica Boulevard looking northeastSteinberg Hart

Completion of 11701 Santa Monica is expected in roughly 22 months, according to a representative of Steinberg Hart.

The project follows a number of new mixed-use and multifamily residential buildings that have risen along Santa Monica Boulevard to the west of the I-405 Freeway, including several developments from CIM Group and an under-construction project from Jamison Services, Inc.  A larger project is also planned for the former site of a Vons supermarket at the southeast corner of Santa Monica and Barrington.

Markwood's other projects include a similar apartment complex planned at the intersection of Melrose and La Brea Avenues in the Fairfax neighborhood.

View of 11701 Santa Monica Boulevard looking south from Barrington Avenue