by: Madeleine Pauker
original article: https://www.smdp.com/downtown-santa-monica-vons-to-be-replaced-with-five-story-apartment-building/189504
A Vons in downtown Santa Monica will be demolished to make way for a five-story building containing 260 apartments, including 65 affordable apartments.
The mixed-use development will include a 53,000 square-foot grocery store on its ground level and another 33,000 square feet of retail elsewhere in the building. Developer Related California will replace the large parking lot on the property at 710 Broadway with an underground garage with 390 parking spots.
The Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board have suspended meetings due to coronavirus, so it is unknown when the project will have a public hearing.
Related California previously completed The Village at Santa Monica, a $350-million mixed-use complex on Ocean Boulevard and Olympic Drive, across the street from Tongva Park.
The Vons project joins several others planned or under construction on Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue.
At the corner of Lincoln and Colorado, a five-story, 90-unit building from Century West Partners is nearing completion at 1601 Lincoln Blvd., and WS Communities is building a five-story, 100-unit building at the corner of Lincoln and Colorado on a lot at 1550 Lincoln Blvd. formerly occupied by a Denny’s.
WS Communities is also planning a five-story, 98-unit building at 1650 Lincoln Blvd. and an eight-story, 69-unit building at 701 Colorado Ave.
Urbanize L.A. was the first to report that the Vons development had progressed.