At its meeting this coming week, the City of Santa Monica's Architectural Review Board is scheduled to consider the design of a proposed affordable apartment complex at 1342 Berkeley Street.

The project, which comes from the Community Corporation of Santa Monica, would replace a vacant paved lot with a two-story, eight-unit building featuring at-grade parking at the rear of the property.  Plans call for a community room, a kitchen, a laundry facility, and office space on the site.

Kevin Daly Architects is designing "Little Berkeley," which would be composed of three two-story structures clad with corrugated metals with angular polycarbonate roofs.

A staff report to the Architectural Review Board recommends that the project receive approval.

The project site is located just northeast of the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Stanford Street, where construction is currently underway for a three-story market-rate apartment complex that will feature 26 residential units above retail space.