A new mixed-use project can be seen rising from its project site located at 3223 Wilshire Boulevard in Mid-City Santa Monica. The project proposal includes the construction of a new four-story building offering spaces for retail and residential uses. The project replaces a former Aahs! store on the site.
Los Angeles-based Cypress Equity Investments is the project developer. Oakland-based firm Pyatok is responsible for the designs.
At the project site, wood framing can be seen in place for the new four-story mixed-use apartment complex. The project brings 53 residential units and commercial spanning an area of 5,800 square feet on the ground floor. The ground floor also accommodates service spaces, residential reception, and a bike room, as well as several apartments that open onto a landscaped wrap-around walkway. The residential units are designed as a mix of studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom floor plans. A subterranean parking garage with a capacity of 109 vehicles will also be developed on the site.
Project approval requires the developer to set aside four of the apartments for rent as affordable housing.
Renderings reveal a contemporary low-rise structure with a facade expressed in strips of wood screens and glass. The glazes exterior provides enough light and circulation. The massing allows for a pedestrian-friendly look featuring arcaded sidewalk and a south-facing plaza with planters, lighting, and outdoor seating. A rooftop amenity deck overlooks the intersection of Wilshire and Centinela Avenue.
Integrare Group is serving as the project’s general contractor. The estimated completion date and market availability have not been revealed yet.