|11407 W. Santa Monica Boulevard|
Santa Monica Boulevard's nascent construction boom is slowly pushing eastward.
According to a case filing from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, a new low-rise apartment complex is slated for a nearly half-acre property at 11407 West Santa Monica Boulevard. The project calls for a five-story building, featuring 51 residential units above 1,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. An unspecified number of units would be reserved as either affordable or low-income housing.
11407 Santa Monica was once home to the Dolores Restaurant & Bakery, a longtime West Los Angeles landmark which closed in mid-2012 after more than six decades in business. After a fire later that year spelled the end of a replacement tenant, the one-story building sat vacant until this past August, when it was finally sold to a developer.
The project is the latest in a series of new developments along West Los Angeles' brief stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard. A half-mile west of 11407 Santa Monica, Hollywood-based CIM Group has proposed mixed-use complexes for two shuttered automobile dealerships. Development rumors also continue to swirl around the former site of "Ghetto Vons," on Barrington Avenue.