Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More Apartments and Retail for Santa Monica Boulevard

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.


  1. That entire stretch of Santa Monica Blvd., from the 405 west to Bundy, could really use some beautification.

    1. Agreed, although there are some nice businesses located in that area.