An early 20th century single-family dwelling located just outside of Downtown Santa Monica could make way for new apartments, according to a presentation to the City's Architectural Review Board.

The proposed development, slated for a property at 1546 9th Street, calls for the construction of a three-story edifice featuring nine apartments above underground parking for 15 vehicles.  Three of the apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing, according to the presentation.

Envirotechno Architecture is designing the project, which is described as a simple mass - similar to other nearby buildings - modulated with linear balconies.

City records list the property owner and developer as Ave I Group, LLC, a Los Angeles-based entity managed by Fred Mir.

The presentation to the Architectural Review Board is intended to solicit feedback on the design concept for 1546 9th Street.  A final vote on the proposed development is not scheduled at this point in time.

The development site is located a short walk northeast of the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue, where a series of mixed-use developments from Cypress Equity Investments, Century West Partners, and WS Communities are now taking shape.

Related California is also in the planning stages for a large mixed-use apartment complex which would replace a nearby Vons supermarket.