SANTA MONICA—A Vons grocery store located in downtown Santa Monica will be turned into a five-story apartment complex for 260 units, including 65 affordable apartments.

In addition to creating housing for residents of Santa Monica, a 53,000 square-foot grocery store will reside on its ground level and another 33,000 square feet of retail space  in the building. Developer Related California will replace the large parking lot on the property at 710 Broadway, with an underground garage with 390 parking spots.

Due to COVID-19, the Santa Monica Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board  suspended meetings, and it is unknown when the project will have a public hearing or begin construction.

Aside from this project, developer Related California is responsible for completing  The Village at Santa Monica, which is a $350-million mixed-use complex on Ocean Boulevard and Olympic Drive.