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1601 & 1625 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Catherine is the new gateway to Santa Monica. Located at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue, where the light rail Exposition Line enters downtown, Catherine is one of the most visible buildings in the area, with a two-story cantilevered plaza space and a contemporary, yet warm design. We combined three separate parcels to create two stand-alone, mixed-use apartment buildings to leverage the efficiencies from operating them as one project.

Catherine is the largest and most amenitized apartment buildings in downtown Santa Monica, with two resort-style swimming pools, a fitness center, game room and multiple roof decks with ocean views and BBQ grilling stations. Most 40- to 100-unit projects in this submarket have little or no amenity offerings; so we took advantage of providing the most robust amenities to provide our renters with an incomparable living experience. Likewise, our retail area allows us to create a great mix of service, retail and restaurants to make this ”the” place to live in Santa Monica. The creation of an alleyway through the site eases the traffic burden on Lincoln Boulevard and connect Olympic Boulevard and Colorado Avenue. Catherine is located eight blocks from the Pacific Ocean and four blocks from the new Exposition Line.

Building Details

  • 280 units
  • 22,100 Sq Feet of Retail
  • Phase I Completed May 2020
  • Phase II Completion: 2021

Project Team

  • Fifield Companies, Co-Developer
  • Cypress Equity Partners, Co-Developer
  • USAA Real Estate, Equity Partner
  • Comerica Bank and Union Bank, Construction Lenders
  • KFA, Architect
  • Milender White, General Contractor
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