The popular Fritto Misto restaurant at 6th and Colorado could be replaced with a new mixed use development according to plans that will be presented at the next Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting.
On Nov. 19, The Architectural Review Board will also consider plans for a renovation of an office building at 3331 Ocean Park Blvd, a new a 50-foot building with 100 units at 1430 Lincoln Boulevard, a small live/work project at 1447 Lincoln Blvd. and a four-story mixed used project at 1618 Stanford St. in addition to the project at 601 Colorado.
Because the Planning Commission has not yet approved the projects, the Board will conduct a preliminary review of two mixed-use buildings at 601 Colorado Avenue and 1618 Stanford Street. Both would be constructed close to the Expo Line.
The Colorado Avenue project would be eight stories tall with 140 units, as well as 35 affordable units offsite at 1238 7th Street, and three commercial spaces on the ground floor. Residents would only need to walk a few minutes to get to the Downtown Expo Line station.
“The site is located in an area of Santa Monica downtown that has many similarly sized and scaled mixed-use projects,” Albright said in the project report.
The Stanford Street project is planned a few blocks from the Bergamot Expo Line station and would add 47 units, including four affordable units, to the area. The lower floors will contain creative office and commercial space.
The Board will also advise the exterior renovation of a two-story office building at 3331 Ocean Park Boulevard. Staff said the proposal is a “needed update” to the 1973 building and achieves a “fresh and modern” appearance.
The ground floor of the 1430 Lincoln Blvd. building will house two commercial spaces fronted by floor-to-ceiling windows and a courtyard behind a gate. There will be 296 parking spaces in an underground parking garage for residents and visitors.
The building’s facade features a long, bright orange stucco structure spanning the second and third levels. The rest of the facade is made up of textured metal that resembles shingles, as well as gray concrete blocks.
“The building form creates commercial space that enhances the pedestrian experience and residential units with high quality amenities to serve the residents, including attractive and usable outdoor living area,” Senior Planner Scott Albright said in the project report.
Other items on the Board’s agenda include the addition of three live-work units, one studio unit and office space to an affordable apartment building on the same block of Lincoln Boulevard. The internal courtyard of the building will enclose the new spaces.
The ARB meets on Monday. Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 1685 Main St.