An infill development featuring housing, office space, and ground-floor retail could replace a vacant apartment building in Downtown Santa Monica.

The project, as detailed in a preliminary presentation to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board, calls for the construction of a five-story edifice at 1448 7th Street.  The proposed low-rise structure would feature 2,189 square feet of ground-floor retail space, 10,818 square feet of offices on its second and third floors, and eight residential units on its upper levels.  Parking for 20 vehicles would be provided on a single subterranean level.

The proposed development, designed by William Adams Architects, is described in a staff report to the Architectural Review Board as a "modern infill project," similar in scale and style to surrounding buildings.  The report recommends that the Board consider the addition of a horizontal canopy projection above the proposed building's retail storefront, in addition to other refinements to the design.

The hearing scheduled for September 11 is only for the purpose of providing feedback.  No vote is scheduled at this point in time.

The applicant behind 1448 7th Street is listed as Telemachus Studio.  The underlying property is owned by the Arcadia-based entity Lee & Yen Property, LLC.

Across the street from the proposed development, an office building at 1437 7th Street is slated to make way for a 65-unit apartment complex.