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Projects: Junction Santa Monica and Catherine Santa Monica
Developers: Cypress Equity Investments and Century West Partners
Architect: KFA Architecture

You might need to cover your ears as you approach the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in downtown Santa Monica. Three mixed-use projects are currently under construction, the furthest along being Junction Santa Monica by Cypress Equity Investments and Catherine Santa Monica by Century West Partners. These neighboring multi-use projects will deliver residential units and ground-floor retail space to the area and are just a few minutes’ walk from Downtown Santa Monica station. 

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Junction Santa Monica has topped off at four stories and the windows and sliding patio doors have been installed. Scaffolding is still up as the construction crew has yet to install the exterior cladding, which will consist of board-formed concrete, reclaimed wood, sheet metal and textured glass. When completed later this year, Junction Santa Monica will offer 66 apartments in studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom layouts. Approximately 5,300 square feet of retail space will occupy the ground level and there will be 93 underground parking stalls.

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Future residents can expect high-end interior features and finishes, including nine-foot ceilings, elegant flooring, quartz countertops, European-style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and large balconies (as per plan). Select units boast a walk-in closet in the master bedroom and all are equipped with central heating and AC as well as in-unit washers and dryers.

The building is pet-friendly and provides an exceptional array of onsite amenities like a resident lobby and lounge, landscaped outdoor courtyard with seating and work stations, outdoor space on the second floor with a lounge area, plus a scenic roof lounge with sun decks, barbecues and fire pits.

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With Phase One of Catherine Santa Monica nearly complete, work has begun on the lower levels of Phase Two and a tower crane is onsite. While Phase One saw the introduction of 89 residential units, including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, Phase Two will bring two more structures housing 191 apartments and 11,402 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

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Its modern interiors will be characterized by wood plank-style flooring, quartz countertops, European-inspired cabinetry, brass hardware and custom tile backsplashes. This community is also pet-friendly and will feature resort-style amenities such as a large pool and sun decks, screening room, lounge, entertainment space, fitness center and business center.

Both mixed-use projects are a short stroll from the beach, Third Street Promenade, Palisades Park, Vons and dozens of shops and restaurants. Junction Santa Monica and Phase One of Catherine Santa Monica are scheduled for completion later this year, but leasing is not yet underway. 

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